The Monkees shocked everyone with their 1968 movie “Head,” which turned the image of the band completely inside out. It was destroyed by critics, but yet it still is revered by fans.
A great opportunity to see the film and hear it discussed by a Monkees historian and several music experts will take place at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Night of the Living Head,” as the evening is called, will feature a screening of the film and a discussion by Kurt Loder, Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield, podcast host Julie Klausner, Monkees historian Eric Lefcowitz and more. Attendance is limited to those 21 and over. Tickets are available here.
The film featured appearances by Frank Zappa, Victor Mature, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson and Annette Funicello. Nicholson, then an unknown, was also among the producers.
A beautifully restored print was included in the box set “America Lost and Found” that was released on DVD and Blu-ray last year.
The screening comes as the three surviving Monkees prepare to go out on tour in November. Mike Nesmith has gotten a head start with a show this past weekend in Carmel and a planned string of shows in the UK. Micky Dolenz has a new album himself in September and a live gig at B.B. King’ s in New York Oct. 19 that will be recorded for a live album.
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