If you regard music as lifeblood, few things are more disheartening than watching a rocker age. The whole process is awkward and sad. Enter Arthur “Killer” Kane the statuesque former bassist for 70s gender-bending rock band the New York Dolls now turned recovering alcoholic and converted Mormon. We first meet this mild-mannered man on the LA bus he takes to work — his temple’s Family History Center library. Thereafter we watch the wrenching back-story of a band and a man bottoming out, selling bass guitars to keep the lights on, a failed marriage and… grandma groupies? Not enough? Well, the upswing is that a reunion show organized by lifelong fan Morrisey gives the loveable Kane one last grope at the spotlight and a reconciliation with lead singer David Johansen — things Kane had desired for 30 odd years. But after this one successful show, a fulfilled Kane was back to riding the bus to his boring job — a monumentally sad end to his redemption.
Opens October 28 at Angelika