Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock
DIR: BARNEY CLAY. C/DL
Mick Rock, “rock’n’roll’s greatest living photographer”, gets documented.
Anyone who has spent time with photographers will know their brains are wired differently. Mick Rock has the added twist of having his clearly quite remarkable mind smashed by acid, around the same time he shot his old Cambridge pal Syd Barrett for the cover of The Madcap Laughs sessions. This film, featuring dramatic reconstructions of pivotal moments in his life, and narrated by the brazenly egomaniacal Rock (his real name) in outlandish Mockney accent, explores his close relationships with Syd, Bowie, Iggy, Reed et al via his iconic images and ancient audio cassettes of their wired, languid conversations. It peaks in the early ’80s, after which Mick descends into the drug addiction that nearly killed him a decade later. Rock survived to be active again, still today “the big game hunter”.