“50,000 bands. 1 bathroom.”
Are you cringing yet? Well don't, because there was more to CBGB than an infamous bathroom that a bunch of band dudes used–and the people behind CBGB the movie hope to educate you on the storied punk venue's history.
Today, the poster for the film, which comes out this year, was revealed on the movie's Facebook page.
In case you're just hearing about CBGB, here's the back story, from the film's website:
“CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's (played by Alan Rickman) New York club from its origins as Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n' roll and punk. Kristal, a fan of country and bluegrass dreamed of having a club in the lower Eastside that catered to that kind of music. When he had difficulty booking those bands he turned to other kinds of rock music. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked: They could only play their own original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by: Support the artist at whatever the cost.”
Check out a behind-the-scenes video of CBGB below.