Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

Barney Clay (2016)

97min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The best thing about this look at the life of music's most infamous photographer, Mick Rock, is that the man himself is alive to tell the tales. The fact he lived through the era of 1970s rock, glam and punk, and captured icons such as David Bowie and Queen in their prime, means this documentary is a fascinating insider's guide to cultural history. Rock himself is a wandering narrator, going in many different directions at once but always seeming authentic. Inevitably, he is upstaged by his work, which when coupled with decades of candid shots, and his own anecdotes, is a diary of an era that will be essential for any music enthusiast - his archived chats with a young Bowie and Lou Reed are highlights. An unconventional documentary suiting an unconventional man, Shot! is a vibrant, trippy walk on the wild side that makes you wish you could have been there.

Cast & Crew

Mick Rock Mick Rock
David Bowie David Bowie
Lou Reed Lou Reed
Director Barney Clay

Other Information

Language: English, FrenchColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse, nudityAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 21 Jul 2017