I really have a soft spot in my heart for Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky. They don’t remember it, but I vividly remember meeting them at SXSW 1998 (my first festival) when they attended with their film, Radiation. We were lucky to have them back two years ago, with their riveting documentary, Code 33. And, now, they prep the “10th anniversary” re-release of their rock ‘n’ roll road movie,Half-Cocked, which stops at the Alamo on Monday night. Darcie Stevens chats with the duo for the Austin Chronicle:
For now, distributing on their own Rumur Releasing, Hawley and Galinsky travel the country with the 10th anniversary – “because 13th just looks stupid in print” – DVD release of both Half-Cocked and Radiation. Most of the 20-plus cities on the tour are holding the screenings in rock clubs, just like Half-Cocked was originally shown. But Austin, of course, has the Alamo.
“Hopefully people will go there, get drunk, laugh about what they used to be like, and pass out,” Galinsky chuckles. Just like the old days.