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Born To Lose: The Last Rock 'N' Roll Movie Details


Veteran documentary filmmaker and hipster [[Performer~P98015~Lech Kowalski~lechkowalski]] creates this film about his friend and hard-partying rock god [[Performer~P70893~Johnny Thunders~johnnythunders]], member of legendary proto-punk band the New York Dolls. Through archive footage and interviews with such musicians as [[Performer~P58647~Dee Dee Ramone~deedeeramone]] and Sylvain Sylvain, the film details his stint with the Dolls, the formation of his other band, the Heartbreakers; his rise to fame, particularly in Japan; his descent into heroin addiction, and the mysterious circumstances of his death in a New Orleans hotel room in 1991. Born to Lose: The Last Rock 'n' Roll Movie also contains some rarely seen concert performances in Max's Kansas City and the Mudd Club. It was screened as a part of the Midnight Madness program at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi


Lech Kowalski
Lech Kowalski
Johnny Thunders
Composer (Music Score)
Lech Kowalski