Reb Kennedy stood at the corner of Advance Records on South King Street throughout the summer of punk, 1977, and glared at people like a self-appointed guardian of music taste. Diminutive and intense, Reb was real, particularly in the post-punk universe when men wore badgers on their heads and guitars sounded like geese being electrocuted. He was chasing a dream of passion for real music and of his place within it. He emigrated to California, found his dream and helped to fashion a genuine, vibrant and exciting roots/rock and roll/rockabilly vision.
Elise Salomon’s compelling documentary about Reb and his Rockabilly ‘family’ is an edgy, passionate, beautiful and funny – as well as a deeply moving – story. Los Wild Ones is not just a film about a disgruntled Dublin punk who followed his dream and found a musical crusade, it’s a film about the most important commodity that human beings possess – love. It’s also the greatest film about Dublin ever to be set in Los Angeles. A total delight, and a movie that is guaranteed to put the dip in anyone’s hip.
Ferdia Mac Anna
‘The multi-dimensional look at these musicians is so heart-warming, heartbreaking, and humanizing that you feel like you know them’
Phoenix New Times
Winner, Best Documentary, Michigan Film Awards
Winner, Best Documentary, Phoenix Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature, Reel Indie Film Fest