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| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“David Crosby: Remember My Name” is produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Cameron Crowe and first time director A.J. Eaton.

A revealing and deeply personal documentary, it explores the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. 

From his unexpected rise to stardom with The Byrds and then Crosby, Stills and Nash (and sometimes Young), through heartbreakingly regrettable relationships and friendships, and not to mention a descent into hell, courtesy of a severe addiction to heroin and cocaine that landed him in prison, The documentary charts a difficult life as Crosby comes to terms with a chronic heart condition. As Crosby relays, he could die at any minute, even on stage, where the film follows him during a short six-city tour through the U.S. He needs the money, but more importantly, performing has the sort of healing power that he needs as he fights his chronic illness. Surprisingly, Crosby’s falsetto-driven voice is still beautifully intact, not as ravaged by alcohol and smoke as his peers.

Facing death at his doorstep, Crosby is looking to make amends even if they’re just spiritual ones. He recognizes his faults and that his hardened personality is to blame for his seclusion from old friends and former allies.

Despite all the painful self-awareness, and the unflinching rawness that comes through, there’s genuine rich humanity in the depiction of Crosby still pushing himself as a real creative force. Crosby may be in the winter of his years, but he’s not going down without a fight and his ambition to make music to his last dying breath is inspiring.

“David Crosby: Remember My Name” is rated R, and is 95 minutes long. It opens Friday, Friday, August 2 at Hillcrest Cinemas, located at 3965 5th Avenue.  For information and times, call (619) 819-0236, or visit Film times and dates are subject to change.

David Crosby continues to perform and be a formidable force in the music industry.

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