Just Like Being There

Jun 21, 2013

(Scout Shannon, 2012, United States, Blu-ray, 90 min)

Director in attendance!

Post screening party and The Dee Dees concert starts 9:45pm!

Some of the most prized modern art isn’t hanging in a museum. You’ll find it, instead, on bedroom walls and telephone poles, burning with nostalgia for life-changing evenings. If you’ve ever gone to a concert so good that wished you could take it home with you, you’ll share director Scout Shannon’s fondness for the legends of poster design, whose lives and communities he investigates through intimate vignettes in Just Like Being There. The same emotions that accompany the thrill of live music run throughout this brilliant documentary (part history and part manifesto): overwhelming inspiration, a connection to others and the knowledge that a beautiful thing might not last forever. Includes work from Daniel Danger, Jay Ryan, Kevin Tong, and many others.

  • This film is part of our new documentary series N-E-X D-O-C-S: you can buy a series pass and see all of the films in N-E-X D-O-C-S at a discount! $35/Film Forum Members, $55/General
  • Don't miss our post-screening party: filmmaker Scout Shannon will host a DJ set in our lobby following this screening at 9:45pm, with a live set by The Dee Dees (all-female Ramone's cover band) at 10:45pm! Party and concert are free and open to the public.

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