Hot Docs Live! presents Super Duper Alice Cooper
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Official Rating:14A
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Reginald Harkema
Scot McFadyen
Sam Dunn
Producer(s):Sam Dunn
Scot McFadyen
Editor(s):Reginald Harkema
Alex Shuper
Executive Producer(s):Shep Gordon
Geoff Kempin
Terry Shand
David Reckziegel
Noah Segal
Reginald Harkema
Writer(s):Reginald Harkema
Sam Dunn
Scot McFadyen

Join Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the twisted and bizarre, after the Canadian premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper, as he and filmmakers Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn answer audience questions about this long-anticipated look at his life and celebrated career. Hosted by Denise Donlon, former president of Sony Music Canada, producer and host of groundbreaking music programs at Citytv, Much Music and MuchMoreMusic, and currently host of The Zoomer.

About the film

From preacher’s son to glam metal godfather, Vincent Furnier’s transformation to Alice Cooper is rock legend history. Animated photos and interviews describe his early days in Los Angeles with The Spiders (dubbed the “worst band in L.A.” by critics) and his later discovery by Frank Zappa, which led—thanks to drug-induced assistance from a Ouija board—to the creation of Alice Cooper. Directors Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen—the team behind Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and Global Metal—and Reginald Harkema depict the life of this Jekyll and Hyde music icon from Cooper’s perspective, using a decadent stew of documentary archive materials and rock opera. Rock music has no shortage of dramatic biographies, but backstage access to the battle between Furnier’s super-ego and Cooper’s id makes this a seminal film for any fan—or anyone who wants to hear the true story behind Cooper’s 1969 Toronto encounter with an ill-fated chicken. Alexander Rogalski

Hot Docs Live! is presented in partnership with eOne Films. Front Row Centre will simulcast this special event into 45 Cineplex theatres coast to coast. Find a theatre near you!

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Additional Information

The Globe and Mail - 3/4 stars, "Stylishly weaves a tragic operatic tale."

The Globe and Mail - Interview with Alice Cooper

Toronto Star - "It's one of the red-hot tickets."

Dork Shelf - "A fitting and flashy primer and tribute."

Moviefone - "Impossible to not like this documentary."

Toronto Sun - Interview with directors of SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER - Nine Films Worth Seeing on Canadian Film Day