Gears, Grease and Guitars revs up again at the Oriental Theater after five years
Five years ago, Denver filmmaker M Van Michaels (then working as Mike Olafson), released a documentary, Gears, Grease and Guitars, that traced the intertwined cultures of hot-rodders, rockabillies and, eventually, '60s garage rockers, all from a local perspective. The fun flashback is packed with interviews and archival footage, and just because, Michaels will present a five-year screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Oriental Theater, where it first screened in 2008.
Live roots and rockabilly by the Johnny Kongo All-Stars will bring the night to life, and Michaels will also show a sneak preview of his new feature-film-in-progress, Hot Lead Hard Fury, in conjunction with his recent launch of an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the action flick. For more information visit the Indiegogo site.
Admission to the screening is $7; for tickets and information visit the Oriental's website.
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