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  • Summary: The story of Roky Erickson: the manic singer and front man for the legendary band, The 13th Floor Elevators, You’re Gonna Miss Me, is a disturbingly intimate portrait of an imploding family and the struggle between modernized medicine and religion. (Palm Pictures)
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Remarkable and evenhanded film.
  2. Reviewed by: Audra Schroeder
    The opening and closing courtroom scenes, in which brother Sumner is granted legal guardianship, show a family in need of healing, mentally and spiritually.
  3. Complexly intriguing documentary about psychedelic rock icon Roky Erickson.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Luckily, the director Keven McAlester keeps Mr. Erickson's humanity front and center. He lets music critics and musicians praise Mr. Erickson's smiling banshee voice (which influenced Janis Joplin) and pioneering use of feedback, but he doesn't insist on his subject's genius or oversell his importance.
  5. 60
    I came to this expecting a standard rock doc, but its cobwebbed tale of an aged parent and grown child's debilitating relationship seems closer to "Grey Gardens."
  6. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    A great meld of rock history, the sociological and familial impacts of mental disability and some courtroom intrigue.
  7. Has the taint of exploitation.

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