The Incredible Flamin' Groovies Movie

From award-winning filmmakers, William Tyler Smith and Kurt Feldhun, comes a feature length documentary about the Flamin' Groovies, one of rock and roll's most colorful and influential bands that you've never heard of.  

On Tour in Japan with The Groovies

The footage is so many things: entertaining, insightful, absurd, hysterical, surreal, intelligent and enlightening.

   Two shows at Club Seata in Tokyo

   Backstage at the shows

   Interviews with Japanese bands influenced by the Groovies

   Interviews with fans

   Interviews with the Groovies

   Groovies in their hotel rooms

   Groovies on the streets of Tokyo

San Francisco Shoot

   Interview with Cyril Jordan at home and at the Filmore West

   Additional shooting of new studio recordings

   Cyril at the magic shop

   Cyril at home performing magic and showing his vintage toys

   Interview with Barry Simons, the band's manager

Interviews in New York City

   Seymour Stein/Sire Records (Ramones,Madonna,Talking Heads)

   Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone Magazine journalist and author of The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs (The Groovie's song, Shake Some Action, is the first chapter of the book)

   Ivan Julian, guitarist, Richard Hell and The Voidoids

   Chris Such, guitarist, The Headless Horsemen

   Additional interviews with various musicians and fans

Filming of North East tour

We spent two weeks shooting with the Groovies on tour in Hoboken, Cleveland, Washington D.C., Oakland, Boston, and Brooklyn. We captured life on the road and behind the scenes, some revealing and emotional interviews, compelling stories, die-hard fans and of course the Flamin' Groovies madness.