About the film
In October 2015, Detroit rocker Alice Cooper reunited with the surviving members of his original band, thanks to the efforts of superfan and Dallas-based Good Records store owner Chris Penn, who convinced the group to perform a secret gig on the store’s pink turf-covered stage. Cooper is joined by bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith — plus Ryan Roxie, a member of Cooper’s current band, who stepped in for original member Glen Buxton, who died in 1997. They delivered an epic performance, 40 years after originally breaking up, that was later released as a live recording for Record Store Day. The documentary “Live From the Astroturf” contains footage from the performance plus interviews with the participants. Michigan premiere.