On Saturday, January 18th, Wythe Hotel Cinema is proud to host the New York premiere of the documentary Very Extremely Dangerous, produced by Robert Gordon and directed by Paul Duane. This film has earned Duane, who will be in attendance with Gordon, a spot on Variety's recent "Ten Directors to Watch" list.
Very Extremely Dangerous is a thrill ride on the trigger finger of career criminal and one-time Sun Records recording artist Jerry McGill.
After his first single in 1959, McGill left Elvis and Memphis for the criminal underworld--kiting checks, defrauding banks, mastering invisibility. While on the run, he played guitar for Waylon Jennings and starred in a film by William Eggleston. Diagnosed with lung cancer, he surfaced in 2010, announcing he'd redeem himself by recording great music. Jerry's affection for guns, booze, drugs and trouble was never going to make it easy, and the Faustian pact between filmmakers and subject eventually turns into a dangerous & violent journey.
Q&A with Gordon and Duane to follow.
Wythe Hotel Screening Room (View)
80 Wythe Ave @ N. 11th
Brooklyn, NY 11249