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CBGB Rated R


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CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its origins as Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. Kristal, a fan of Country and Bluegrass dreamed of having a club in the lower Eastside that catered to that kind of music, when he had difficulty booking those bands he turned to other kinds of rock music. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked, they could only play their own original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost.

Running Time
1 hr 40 min
Release Date
October 4, 2013

Movie Buzz

  • @Flipminku

    Watched #CBGB movie again today.... #AlanRickman gold again. Recommend you kids give this a watch, see where punk really started

  • @TakeDaveWithYou

    Since last tweet, not sure if I want to watch CBGB movie, or Space Jam. :-(

  • @TakeDaveWithYou

    Decided to watch the movie "CBGB." Always a good sign when your official movie site, 2-years out, looks like this:

  • @Virtualscouser

    I was an extra in this movie, They were going to use my Triumph but used me instead. #CBGB #FilmedInSavannah

  • @minghagmccarthy

    Yo the movie CBGB is tight

  • @AlexTonite

    CBGB, great movie, great music. 2 bad they couldn't get rights to 1 single Ramones tune. That was really painful to watch. #cbgb #punkrock

  • @BLu3Dra9on

    @cbgbandomfug @CBGBtheMovie Finally saw the CBGB movie. Great story, great actors, GREAT MUSIC, GREAT MOVIE!!! #Oscar4CBGB