Film: Super Duper Alice Cooper at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Sat, July 5
Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014)
Saturday, July 5, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 (SPPAC Members save 10-20%. Become a Member Today!)
Doc-Opera premieres April 22 at Tribeca Film Festival. Vincent Furnier, preacher’s son, struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as frontman for a group of Phoenix freaks in the sixties, to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the seventies, to the winking comeback as glam metal godfather in the eighties, one will watch in wonder as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s soul. The story is told in the form of a “doc opera,” a dizzying blend of documentary and rock opera that combines audio interviews with a bounty of Alice Cooper archive footage. Alongside the hits that defined an era, overlooked gems of Alice Cooper’s playbook, and scenes from vintage scary movies serving as allegories for Alice’s madness, are melded into montages that soundtrack his life.