Fathom Events Brings “Hired Gun” Documentary to the Big Screen for One Night Only!

Vision Films has partnered with leading event cinema distributor Fathom Events to bring rock documentary “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” to U.S. movie theaters this summer, with an exclusive one-night theatrical event on June 29, 2017, with a special Q&A and other exciting added materials.

Did you know that a lot of those super famous instrumental solos may not have been played by your music heroes but instead may have been played by a ‘hired gun?’ “Hired Gun” is the story of the musicians who are responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, but whose names you haven’t heard of until now. These “hired guns” have mastered their craft and performed on the greatest stages and in high-intensity recording sessions, yet rarely receive credit for their work. In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning doc “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Hired Gun” details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians.

Jason Hook and Phil X

The film features interviews with some of the most respected ‘Hired Guns’ in the world and global stars that they have played with, including Rob ZombieAlice CooperDavid FosterKenny Aronoff  (John Mellencamp), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Justin Derrico (Pink), Ray Parker Jr. (“Ghostbusters” theme song), Jason Newstead (Metallica), Eric Singer (KISS), John 5 (Rob Zombie) and Jason Hook (Alice Cooper).

Liberty Devitto (Billy Joel)

The feature-length documentary, which has been screened to both critic and audience acclaim at SXSW FestivalGlastonbury FestivalMIFF, Calgary International and Noise Pop, introduces music fans to some of the world’s unsung heroes of the music industry through exclusive interviews and performances.

The original score for the film was composed by The Crystal Method.

You can catch “Hired Gun” in Austin at the Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills on June 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Find tickets here

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