You're Gonna Miss Me
You're Gonna Miss Me (2007)

Texan band The 13th Floor Elevators coined the term psychedelic rock and were responsible for some of the garage era's most precious nuggets. With his visionary lyrics, their charismatic singer Roky Erickson was poised to be a huge… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Like any good documentary, this one releases information slowly and sometimes with startling abruptness.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

You're Gonna Miss Me follows Roky Erickson, the lead singer of the 13th Floor Elevators and maybe the most influential 1960s pop star that most folks haven't heard of.

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Today Roky is actually on tour again, with a number of 2007 musical festival appearances including Coachella -- a development at least worthy of an afterword.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

There's an undeniable fascination to watching the extensive footage of Erickson, whose yowling, manic vocals on display in the extensive archival performance footage contrasts dramatically with scenes of him in more recent times.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Complexly intriguing.

Shawn Levy

Like Crumb or The Devil and Daniel Johnston, it's remarkably close-up moviemaking, with family secrets laid bare for all the world to see.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

One senses that this profile has been made by a fan who assumes we'll supply the pathos ourselves. And drug casualties are surely upsetting. But how can we miss someone we never really get to know?

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Rafer Guzman

A sensitive case-study of a promising artist who fell afoul of the system but still managed, with the help of family, to reassemble his shattered life.

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Kurt Loder

The film chronicles [Roky's brother] Sumner's quest - and [Roky's mother] Evelyn's resistance, and Roky's oblivious disconnection - in scenes of remarkable and distressing intimacy. There are also several clips of rare footage from the Elevators days that

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Was it the drug usage that transformed him from a rock pioneer into an incoherent burnout, or was it the preexisting schizophrenia? Was it the treatments that… More
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A fascinating doc about Roky Erickson, the singer for '13th floor elevators'. Very similar to the doc 'Devil in Daniel Johnston' and just as… More