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You're Gonna Miss Me (2005)

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Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.

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Credited cast:
Byron Coley ...
Himself - Rock Critic
13th Floor Elevators ...
Themselves (archive footage)
Evelyn Erickson ...
Herself
Roky Erickson ...
Himself
Sumner Erickson ...
Himself
...
Himself - ZZ Top
Clementine Hall ...
Herself - Elevators Lyricist
Gibby Haynes ...
Himself - Butthole Surfers
Chet Helms ...
Himself - Rock Promoter
...
Himself - MTV
Thurston Moore ...
Himself - Sonic Youth
...
Herself - Musician
John Ike Walton ...
Himself - 13th Floor Elevators Drummer
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Outside Austin, Texas, a 53-year-old man sits in an apartment with four radios, three televisions, two amps, a radio scanner, and an electric piano playing. At the same time. Loudly. He has three teeth, his hair is matted into one huge dreadlock, and he has a notarized document on his wall declaring himself an alien, "so whoever's putting shocks to my head will stop." Thirty years earlier, Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson was a rock-and-roll icon: A manic singer who was Janis Joplin's primary influence, he fronted a band called the 13th Floor Elevators, considered by many to be the creators of psychedelic music. After a 1969 marijuana arrest, Erickson entered an insanity plea and was sent to the Rusk State Hospital, a medieval institution deep in the east Texas pineforests. He remained there for three years with the state's most violent mentally ill offenders, then reemerged a changed man: He sang about ghouls, zombies, and Satan, christened himself "the evil one," and declared himself an... Written by Palm Pictures

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Concerning Roky Erickson, the great lost pioneer of rock and roll, and his mother, Evelyn

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Levitation
Written by Tommy Hall and Stacy Sutherland
Published by Charly Publishing Limited
Performed by 13th Floor Elevators (as the 13th Floor Elevators)
Licensed from Licensemusic.com ApS
An original International Artists Recording
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This is an incredible - and incredibly fu**ed up! - story, beautifully told. I had not heard of Roky Erickson before I saw this film. A friend invited me to a screening without much warning so I had no expectations.

What I discovered was a film that's a tripped out ballad of family dysfunction on a level that is heartbreaking to bear. But it can be really funny too. It's tragic, comic, and mind blowing all at once - and in a weirdly quiet way.

It's the kind of subject matter that could be handled in a way that's glib and wonky. But the filmmakers chose a different route, one that's elegant and thoughtful – be it in the downright hypnotic compositions of the 16mm cinematography (how did they swing that in a documentary?) or the quiet style of the editing (the kind that gives you space to think, to feel) - and it leaves a lasting impression. I saw it over a week ago and keep thinking about these incredible people.

"You're Gonna Miss Me" is troubling, fascinating, captivating and hysterically funny. Do whatever you need to do to see this film; it is a true and singular find.


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