The Monkees’ “Head” @ Guild Cinema

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This event finished on 23 December 2017

Head – the 1968 Monkees classic for the Holiday Seasonat the Guild Cinema
Wednesday-Saturday, December 20-23 – 6:3o pm only.

Directed by Bob Rafaelson – 1968 – 85m – No Matinees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees . . . being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys. The brainchild of Bob Rafelson, making his directorial debut; his producing partner and Monkees co-creator Bert Schneider; and Jack Nicholson, a co-screenwriter on the project, Head was the fanciful beginning and ignominious end of the TV-bred supergroup’s big-screen career. In it, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once. A constantly looping, self-referential spoof that was ahead of its time, Head dodged commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era.

“Still remarkably vital and entertaining.” – Derek Adams, Time Out

“In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.” – David Cornelius, Popcornworld

“If the Beatles were housebroken Marx Brothers, the Monkees here are gutty Bowery Boys.” – Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

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The Guild Cinema is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.


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