Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Directed By: George Hickenlooper

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The story of music and fame through the eyes of world famous radio dj and pop impresario rodney bingenheimer and his friends featuring special live performances.

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Studio First Look Pictures
SKU 40243746
UPC 687797104595
UPC 14 00687797104595
Format DVD
Release Date 6/21/2005
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Keywords
Documentary
Los Angeles, California
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP is a wildly entertaining ride through rock-and-roll history as seen through the eyes of one supremely distinct figure, Rodney Bingenheimer. Directed by acclaimed documentarian George Hickenlooper (HEARTS OF DARKNESS), the film examines the life of Los Angeles' "Mayor of Sunset Strip." Coming of age in LA in the 1960s, just as rock-and-roll was bursting onto the scene, Bingenheimer was obsessed with all things musical. Though not a successful musician himself, he nonetheless befriended rock's elite. In the 1970s, he opened up his own club, Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, which played host to luminaries such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Marc Bolan. It was in 1976, however, when Rodney found his true calling. On his weekly radio show on KROQ, Bingenheimer introduced several of popular music's most celebrated voices to America--Blondie, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Smiths. Hickenlooper incorporates interviews with Bingenheimer and an endless parade of musicians, as well as a nearly unbelievable scrapbook of photos, to show just how closely connected Rodney was to the scene. A fascinating portrait of rock-and-roll's unsung hero, THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP also makes poignant commentary on the bizarre nature of celebrity and the infatuation it breeds.
Reviews
Film Comment "[I]nvigorated by moments of visual poetry and gnarly interpersonal ethics..." 03/01/2004 p.71-2
Entertainment Weekly "[A] psychological study of what happens when the good times end." 08/20/2004 p. 111
Uncut "Moving." 07/01/2005 p.142
Mojo "The story of Rodney Bingenheimer is as strange, scary and kinky as the allure of Los Angeles..." 07/01/2005 p.134
Directors
George Hickenlooper
Actors
Name Bingenheimer,Rodney
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Cast & Crew
Coldplay - Featuring
Courtney Love - Featuring
David Bowie - Featuring
George Hickenlooper - Director
Green Day - Featuring
Mick Jagger - Featuring
No Doubt - Featuring
Oasis - Featuring
Rodney Bingenheimer - Featuring
Technical Info
Catalog ID 10459
UPC 00687797104595
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Bingenheimer,Rodney
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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