Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock 'n' Roll

  • 2000
  • TV-PG

Director D.A. Pennebaker, whose rock documentaries include "Monterey Pop" and "Don't Look Back," chronicles "the wildest of them all" in this 1991 performance biography. The film uses mostly newspaper headlines to chart Lewis' tempestuous career, which nose-dived after he married a 13-year-old cousin in 1958. The music, which is nonstop, is a mix of '5 (more…)

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Director D.A. Pennebaker, whose rock documentaries include "Monterey Pop" and "Don't Look Back," chronicles "the wildest of them all" in this 1991 performance biography. The film uses mostly newspaper headlines to chart Lewis' tempestuous career, which nose-dived after he married a 13-year-old cousin in 1958. The music, which is nonstop, is a mix of '50s films and footage from a 1969 outdoor concert in Toronto. Included: "Great Balls of Fire"; "Whole Lotta Shakin'"; "Breathless"; "Hound Dog."

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