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THE HOPELESSLY OBSCURE &
THE CLASSIC RUINS!
“Boston rock history isn’t complete without a look at Chet’s Last Call, a seedy but spirited ‘80s club where many noted acts cut their chops under the guidance of eccentric yet beloved owner Chet Rooney. This head-spinning new film is a raucous, fast-paced tribute to him and the underground, anything-goes music of the time.” —Steve Morse, former staff critic at the Boston Globe who now teaches Rock History at Berklee College of Music
The youngest of all the Boston club owners, Richard “Chet” Rooney loved music in all its forms and loved to give bands their first break. But, Chet did have his demons. Like so many, Chet fell deep into the drug culture that was on the streets of Boston in the 1970s and ’80s. He closed the bar in 1987 and accepted another call: to rid himself of his drug addiction and help others do the same. Filled with the music of the bands he loved and the voices of the musicians and people who loved him back, CHET’S LAST CALL is an uplifting story of rock and redemption.•••
A portion of all proceeds from this documentary will be used to help fund addiction treatment and prevention centers throughout the country.