Throughout the movie, Richman literally plays the role of Greek chorus. But on this evening, rather than merely re-playing the film's songs in front of the projection screen, the comfortably crotchety songwriter was a one-man Mystery Science Theater 3000, shouting out quips and even stopping the movie altogether to tell anecdotes from behind-the-scenes.
From our article:
I’ve been to a lot of Jonathan Richman shows. I see him almost every time I get the chance. I see him yearly at The Great American Music Hall; I’ve seen him at several residencies at The Make-Out Room; and just last month, I saw him at the Swedish American Hall.
So, I was delighted to hear that he was going to be appearing, a few blocks from where I live in The Mission.
Read the whole piece here on Spinning Platters.