Lemmy The Movie - Video Footage Of Q&A Session Following SXSW Premiere Available

March 20, 2010, 7 years ago

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Lemmy, the documentary about with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister, made it's debut at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film And Music Festival on March 15th at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. Following the screening, Kilmister along with directors/producers of the film Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski conducted an audience Q&A; session. Check out the footage below:

Lemmy was directed and produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, who spent three years shooting the long-awaited documentary. Lemmy captures the 64-year-old embodiment of the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle as he travels the globe, relaxes at home and plays to sold-out audiences from Seattle to Moscow, among several other surprises. It finds Kilmister candidly opening up about his life and career, and features appearances by such friends/admirers as METALLICA, DAVE GROHL, SLASH, OZZY OSBOURNE, Billy Bob Thornton and professional wrestler Triple H.

Travis Leamons from Insidepulse.com has reviewed the film. An excerpt follows:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Lemmy and God get into a fight. Who wins – Lemmy or God? Some might be inclined to say God. Others would say Lemmy. But there’s only one true answer: Lemmy is God.

For over thirty years Ian Fraser Kilmister (aka Lemmy Kilmister, aka Lemmy The Lurch) has rocked harder than any man has ever known. SPINAL TAP may joke that their speakers go to eleven. Lemmy’s speakers go to “Lemmy.” Like Johnny Cash he’s a man in black, only he plays louder and faster. Like Frank Sinatra, he has done it his way; he hasn’t changed with the times.

In the documentary Lemmy directors Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver take us on the road with Lemmy and the band Motorhead and give us an intimate look at the heavy metal icon on and away from the stage. Blazing a trail through the burrows of the United Kingdom before making his way to the Sunset Strip, Lemmy is one of the few performers today that can remember when there was no rock ‘n’ roll. Consider that. Before LITTLE RICHARD, ELVIS PRESLEY AND BUDDY HOLLY, people were listening to the musical stylings of ROSEMARY CLOONEY.

The opening scene where we see Lemmy sitting in his two room flat in Los Angeles, playing video games and smoking a pack of Marlboros, elucidates the situation better than any voice-over narration or comment could possibly do. His life isn’t one of lavish luxuries – no mansion or sports cars. For Lemmy, partying like a rock star involves hanging out at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, where he sits on a barstool for hours playing a computerized trivia game where he retains the highest score.

Check out the entire review here.

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