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The Rolling Stones’ unreleased ‘CS Blues’ documentary screening at Nitehawk

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Photographer Robert Frank‘s famously unreleased, no-holds-barred 1972 documentary about The Rolling Stones, Cocksucker Blues, is rarely shown but folks in NYC have a chance to see it at Nitehawk Prospect Park on March 26. If you’re unfamiliar, Frank (who died last year) filmed the band on their tour supporting Exile on Main Street which was their first US visit since the 1969 Altamont tragedy filmed in Gimme Shelter. Shot verite style, Frank kept cameras loaded and available for anyone to shoot and captured the full hedonistic sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll experience. After it was made, the band wasn’t so excited about what was depicted on screen and imposed severe limits on when, where and how often it could be shown. This rare screening is part of the BrooklynVegan-presented Music Driven series and tickets are on sale now. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Other upcoming screenings in the Music Driven series: DC punk scene documentary Punk The Capital will screen at Nitehawk Williamsburg on March 11, featuring a Q&A with Brian Baker (Minor Threat) and Michael Hampton (Embrace, The Faith); and Swans documentary Where Does a Body End? will screen at Nitehawk Prospect Park on March 12, featuring a Q&A with Norman Westberg (Swans) and JG Thirlwell (Foetus), and director Marco Porsia.

Nitehawk is also screening the wonderful 1926 silent animated film The Adventures of Prince Achmed on March 18 at Nitehawk Prospect Park with a live score by Morricone Youth.

And speaking of the Rolling Stones, they’ll be on tour this year.

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