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The Fastest Guitar Alive

Released 1967
Distributor MGM

The great Roy Orbison’s movie career goes down in a blaze of bullets in this ill-advised wild west stinkaroo, his first and last “acting” appearance. Roy doesn’t even get a single line reading into this trailer, which is probably for the best. But he did just fine without the movies, thank you very much!

About Allison Anders

Allison Anders, from the release of her first feature, Border Radio (1989; co-written and co-directed with Kurt Voss) through Things Behind the Sun (2001), has established an innovative body of work marked by ensemble acting and strong women characters. Her films as writer-director also include Gas Food Lodging (1992), Mi Vida Loca (1993) and Grace of My Heart (1996).  A professor at University Of California, Anders has also directed episodes of the TV Shows Sex In The CityCold CaseThe L-Word and What About Brian and the recent Lifetime TV movie, Ring of Fire, for which she was nominated for an Emmy. In the last year, Allison has worked frequently, directing episodes of Gang Related, The Divide, Murder in the First, and Orange is the New Black.