OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION is at 5:30 pm in the MacMillan Family Lobby.
When David Fishof founded the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in 1997, he had no idea that the concept would prove wildly popular. The son of a Holocaust survivor, a proudly observant Jew, and all-round mensch, Fishof dreamed up a way for amateurs to play, write, record, and perform with some of the best rock musicians of all time, from Gene Simmons to Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck to Roger Daltry, Brian Wilson to Nancy Wilson. A testament to the power of music, this intimate look at participants and their idols conveys the sheer joy of playing in a rock and roll band.
Directors Renee Barron and Douglas Blush convey the thrill the participants experience while fulfilling a fantasy, as well as the unexpected satisfaction that rock legends experience as they mentor their most ardent fans. The directors also create a loving, lively portrait of the ebullient Fishof, an improbable matchmaker who serves as the breezy documentary’s guide.