XLrator Media will release Guns N’ Roses founding member and bass player Duff McKagan’s autobiographical music documentary IT’S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES: LIVE AT THE MOORE, based on his New York Times best-selling memoir, in 50 cities beginning May 26, prior to its LA theatrical release on June 3. Fans can go to itssoeasymovie.com for theater information and to purchase tickets.
Featuring exclusive archival footage, this authorized documentary chronicles Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductee McKagan’s meteoric rise to fame and fortune, his near-fatal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his remarkable life transformation. The film features interviews with many of the people who took this wild ride, including a constellation of rock stars that rose to fame alongside him, and the people who inspired him to overcome his addictions. In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff takes audiences on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of rock ‘n’ roll and out the other side.
IT’S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES: LIVE AT THE MOORE was directed and produced by Christopher Duddy, produced by Daniel Zirilli and Steven G. Kaplan, and executive produced by Vision Films’ Lise Romanoff, Gato Scatena, Jordan Rosner, Hans Stangl, Birgit Stein and Kati Thomson. Evan Saxon did the theatrical booking.
Here is the complete list of theatrical screenings:
|May 26||ArcLight Hollywood||Los Angeles||CA|
|May 26||Reading Valley Plaza||Bakersfield||CA|
|May 26||Landmark Shattuck||Berkeley||CA|
|May 26||Reading Rohnert Park||Rohnert Park||CA|
|May 26||Angelika Carmel Mountain||San Diego||CA|
|May 26||Landmark Embarcadero||San Francisco||CA|
|May 26||Landmark Chez||Denver||CO|
|May 26||Landmark Atlantic Plumbing||Washington||DC|
|May 26||Landmark Midtown||Atlanta||GA|
|May 26||Consolidated Ward||Honolulu||HI|
|May 26||Landmark Century||Chicago||IL|
|May 26||Landmark Keystone||Indianapolis||IN|
|May 26||Landmark Kendall Square||Boston||MA|
|May 26||Landmark Harbor East||Baltimore||MD|
|May 26||Landmark Main Art||Detroit||MI|
|May 26||Landmark Tivoli||St. Louis||MO|
|May 26||Reading Manville||Manville||NJ|
|May 26||Landmark Sunshine||New York||NY|
|May 26||Landmark Ritz East||Philadelphia||PA|
|May 26||Landmark Magnolia||Dallas||TX|
|May 26||Landmark River Oaks||Houston||TX|
|May 26||Angelika Mosaic||Fairfax||VA|
|May 26||Landmark Guild||Seattle||WA|
|May 30 & June 6||UltraStar Mission Valley||San Diego||CA|
|May 31||Hollywood Theatre||Portland||OR|
|June 1||Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport||Bridgeport||CT|
|June 1||Showcase Cinema de Lux Lowell||Lowell||MA|
|June 1||Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere||Revere||MA|
|June 1||Arts Quest||Bethlehem||PA|
|June 1||Island 16: Cinema de Lux||Holtsville||NY|
|June 1||Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux||Springdale||OH|
|June 1||Marcus Addison Cinema||Addison||IL|
|June 1||Marcus Bay Park Cinema||Ashwaubenon||WI|
|June 1||Marcus Point Cinema||Madison||WI|
|June 1||Marcus Lincoln Grand||Lincoln||NE|
|June 1||Marcus Duluth Cinema||Duluth||MN|
|June 1||Marucs Elgin Cinema||Elgin||IL|
|June 1||Marcus Gurnee Mills||Gurnee||IL|
|June 1||Marcus Oakdale Cinema||Oakdale||MN|
|June 1||Marcus West Acres Cinema||Fargo||ND|
|June 1||Marcus Twin Creek Cinema||Bellevue||NE|
|June 1||Marcus Crosswoods Cinema||Columbus||OH|
|June 1||Marcus Ridge Cinema||New Belin||WI|
|June 1||Marcus Valley Grand||Appleton||WI|
|June 1||Providence Place Cinemas 16||Providence||RI|
|June 2||Alamo Drafthouse Cinema||Winchester||VA|
|June 3-9||Arena Cinema||Hollywood||CA|
|June 16||Capitol Theatre||Cleveland||OH|
|June 16||Southside Work||Pittsburgh||PA|
|June 24-25||Pickford Film Center||Bellingham||WA|
Twitter: @DuffMcKagan, #itssoeasymovie
About XLrator Media, LLC
One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 25 films in 2016. Its recent releases include Academy Award-winner John Ridley’s Jimi: All is by My Side starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix and SXSW hits Housebound, The Mule and The Diabolical. XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed MACABRE and TURBO genre film labels and the PACE multicultural film label. The company launched its first OTT channel with the MACABRE Collection on Hulu and co-produced 400 Days which was released by Syfy Films. The company previously released such diverse films as The Machine, CBGB, American Mary, Storm Surfers 3D, Banshee Chapter, Ironclad: Battle for Blood and Five Star.
About Duff McKagan
A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver—and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee—Duff McKagan shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation.
In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.” In a few years, Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.
In his best-selling autobiography It’s So Easy and Other Lies, Duff recounts the band’s unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As the group began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.
Xlrator Screens Duff McKagan's "It's So Easy and Other Lies"