Stomp and Shout (an' Work it All Out)
by James Carmichael
directed by Geordie Broadwater
From 1963 to 1965, the F.B.I. undertook a national investigation into the lyrics of the popular song, "Louie, Louie."* Stomp and Shout finally reveals this quintessentially American story. As the nation stumbles into the heart of the 60s, two dedicated agents probe the mystery of the incomprehensible song, each step bringing them deeper into a tangled web of Governors, record impresarios, R&B men, and a youth culture waiting to explode. While one agent's obsession grows, the other finds the line between his personal and professional lives blurring. Stomp and Shout is Dragnet meets American Bandstand, capturing a moment in American history when pop, politics, and the American Dream collided to create something entirely new. *True story.
5/29/2008 at 8:00pm