DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK: Boyce & Hart - The Guys Who Wrote 'Em (Bobby Hart & more in person!)

Just as the Sixties turned from black-and-white to Technicolor, they went from starving in New York City to stardom in Hollywood. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart were best known for writing some of the Monkees’ most popular hits, but that’s really only the beginning. They were actors, activists, singers, songwriters and pop culture icons who helped lead a movement to lower the national voting age to eighteen. However, at the apex of their success, they were managed by a brilliant con artist who absconded with most of their earnings. Their lasting legacy became a brilliant catalog of songs, but more importantly, an enduring contribution to the American political landscape. They changed lives and they changed law. Following their journey from overnight successes to devastating failure, to being unlikely political crusaders, The Guys Who Wrote ‘Em skips the usual talking heads and lets B&H’s own home movies, photos, and personal archives tell the real story. Schedules permitting, Bobby Hart and Keith Allison in person — plus, Q&A moderated by Michael Des Barres (of Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM!)
Dir. Rachel Lichtman, 2014, DCP, 82 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Guys Who Wrote ‘Em!