Hot Docs 2014: Super Duper Alice Cooper Review

Super Duper Alice Cooper

Super Duper Alice Cooper

Special Presentations/Hot Docs Live Special Event

Teaming Monkey Warfare director Reginald Harkema with rock doc royalty Sam Dunn and Scot McFayden (Metal: A Head Bangers Journey, Metal Evolution), this supposed first ever “rock doc” takes archival footage and sound bites to tell the story of Detroit born Vincent Furnier and his alterego, shock rocker Alice Cooper.

Visually stunning (giving a remarkable amount of dimension to archival footage for a dazzling a 3D effect without the film actually being in 3D) and fast paced, the trio of directors chronicle Alice’s rise from church boy to Beatles inspired indie rocker (seriously) to his metal rebirth and his eventual struggles with alcoholism and cocaine addiction.

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There’s not a heck of a lot here that diehard fans won’t already know, but it’s a fitting and flashy primer and tribute to one of the more culturally relevant and consistent musical acts of the otherwise dire 1970s. (Andrew Parker)

Screens

Monday, April 28th, Scotiabank 1, 9:00pm (RUSH ONLY)

Tuesday, April 29th, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 9:50pm

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Saturday, May 3rd, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 11:00am

Super Duper Alice Cooper and its premiere will also be simulcast in 45 theatres across Canada on April 28th. Check out the Cineplex website for participating locations.

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