YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME: A FILM ABOUT ROKY ERICKSON
Wednesday, September 11
(2005, USA, 91m) dir Keven McAlester. Outside Austin, Texas, a 53-year-old man sleeps to the melody of four radios, three televisions, two amps, a radio scanner, and a Casio keyboard, all screeching at the same time. Loudly. He has three teeth and his hair is matted into one huge dreadlock.
This is the story of Roky Erickson: manic frontman for the legendary band The 13th Floor Elevators, creators of psychedelic music and muse to Janis Joplin. You’re Gonna Miss Me is a disturbingly intimate portrait of an imploding family and the struggle between modernized medicine and religion.
Known for his colossal heroin & LSD binges, struggles with schizophrenia, and and unthinkable term at Rusk Hospital for the criminally insane, Roky went missing from the world.
You’re Gonna Miss Me reveals the shocking & triumphant truth behind one of Rock’s great mysteries.