Seasonal Special Happenings

Sex, Drugs and the Stones

When: Fri., Nov. 15 2013

Notorious for embracing a lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the Rolling Stones certainly lived up to their rep as bad boys in the '70s when they were recording the raw and raucous Exile on Main Street. Robert Frank, a famous photographer and filmmaker, followed the band on the U.S. tour in support of the album. While the Stones commissioned the warts-and-all doc popularly referred to as CS Blues, they were so disappointed and appalled by the results, they shelved the movie and it never had a proper theatrical release; a court order forbids it from screening more than a few times a year. The film includes guest appearances by writers Truman Capote and Terry Southern as well as musicians such as Stevie Wonder. It screens tonight at 9:15 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $15. (Niesel)

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