A turned-on tale of the new American dream featuring a soundtrack with unreleased music from the MC5…
Wild Eye Releasing and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of GOLD: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality. for North American distribution on March 23. Considered a “lost” film for 40 years, GOLD has been found again… This is its first time ever on any form of home video.
In 1968, filmmaker Bob Levis led a rag-tag band of dreamers, drop outs and drug-happy darlings into the wilderness to make a movie and emerged months later with GOLD, a bizarre and beautiful journey into the mind and madness of the late 1960s – one overflowing with fantasies of revolution, recreation and raunchy free love. At once a western, a comedy, a nudie, a drama and a musical – GOLD is a profound potpourri made in the spirit of shaking down square society, while systematically shattering every movie rule in the process. But then the film vanished, lost like the generation from which it came… Until now.
Starring the father of improvisational comedy Del Close (The Untouchables, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Garry Goodrow (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Hollywood Knights), and fueled by the hard kickin’ sounds of the MC5 and more, GOLD is a tawdry and twisted testament to a time when the world was ready for change, and the counter-culture set out to turn it upside-down.
In the current Hollywood film Pirate Radio (Focus) – the character played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman is based on Ronan O’Rahilly (Radio Caroline) – who produced the movie GOLD and got the MC5 in the movie since he was their tour manager ’70 to ’71.
David McWilliams – Gold
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot – Farther Along
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (with Tony Brown) – All that Glitters
MC5 – Gold Rush (Train Music)
Carl Orff – Carmina Burana
Beastly Times – Out of Sight Mouth
Sailcat – Freedom Without
David McWilliams – Go On Back to Momma
MC5 – Inside Out (Convention Music)
Sailcat – I Is The Law
Barry St. John – Money Man
Barry St. John – Artificial Faces
MC5 – Sister Anne (Instrumental/ Convention Music)
MC5 – Future Now
David McWilliams – Move Over Gabriel
– Commentary with director Bob Levis and star Garry Goodrow
– Special commentary track from Upright Citizens Brigade founding members Matt Walsh (The Hangover, Reno 911!) and Ian Roberts (Reno 911!)
– Bob Levis 60-minute interview from NYC cable television,
– Clip from Garry Goodrow ‘Tribute’
– Trailers and GOLD Lobby Cards