Last Days Here Premiere: Q&A with Bobby and Geof

March 28, 2012

Last Days Here premieres in Los Angeles to Sell-out Crowd as Geof O’Keefe and Bobby Liebling Reunite On-stage During Q&A Session; View the YouTube Clip!

This past Friday March 23rd, 2012 saw the West Coast premiere of the documentary Last Days Here (originally titled The Fall and Rise of Bobby Liebling). The film is an often brutal, unflinching look at Liebling and the chaos that he brings to those around him, from his parents to many of the members of the various PENTAGRAM line-ups to his current and former managers. Presented in a somewhat Behind the Music-style approach, it chronicles his downward spiral into drugs and borderline psychosis before finally getting his life back on track with the help of friends, current manager Sean “Pellet” Pelletier and girlfriend/now his wife Hallie. A number of classic PENTAGRAM songs are featured in the film, as well as a BEDEMON classic from the 70s, Mike Matthews’ own “Last Call” from the Child of Darkness album. A recent comment from someone who viewed the movie was, “It is possibly the most disturbing film I’ve ever seen.” High praise indeed!

Last Days Here had prior successful openings earlier in March in New York and Philadelphia, and the L.A. event was no exception. The show was totally sold out, with additional chairs needed to accommodate the crowd. The film was warmly received and following the conclusion,  an on-stage Q&A session took place, hosted by Cinefamily’s John Wyatt and Last Days Here co-director Don Argott and producer Sheena Joyce. They then subsequently introduced a very lucid and healthy-looking Bobby Liebling and his beautiful wife Hallie, and engaged in a discussion about the movie, PENTAGRAM’s current and future plans and so on.

At about fifteen minutes into the thirty-one minute session, an audience member asked if they were aware a former drummer was in the house, and Geof O’Keefe was unexpectedly introduced to thunderous applause, with Bobby and the director asking him to join them for the remainder of the Q&A. While on stage, an audience member asked Geof about the status of the BEDEMON album and a rumored PENTAGRAM book. O’Keefe confirmed that BEDEMON’s Symphony of Shadows is being released by the Finnish label Svart in the U.S. and Europe with a tentative late May/early June target date. Additionally Geof is in the early planning stages with longtime friend and PENTAGRAM photographer Cameron Davidson to release a coffee-table style book of Davidson’s 70s era photographs of the band with O’Keefe supplying the text of chronology and history, along with anecdotes from those days.

Following the interviews was a fantastic after-party held on the patio behind the theater, with drinks, music, autographs and hundreds of photos taken.

The West Hollywood Patch website covered the event in a two-minute produced entertainment/news style piece done by Tracy Pattin:  http://westhollywood.patch.com/blog_posts/video-last-days-here-playing-at-silent-movie-theatre

Last Days Here is currently showing on cable on the Independent Film Channel’s IFC OnDemand channel. An eventual DVD with bonus footage is also in the works.

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Brett Bayne April 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

In case it wasn’t obvious, the audience member who introduced Geof was also the person filming the video—yours truly. :)

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Penelope Richards August 18, 2012 at 5:21 am

The “fan” in the audience who queried Geof about the Bedemon Symphony of Shadows CD release and the upcoming Pentagram book, received the information from me, Geof’s friend and publicist, who originally met the fan at a Pentagram concert in August 2011 in L.A. when she accompanied Geof to the concert as a reunion for Bobby and Geof. The fan (name not obtained, sorry!) was thrilled to get autographs and his photo taken with the two original Pentagram
Co-Creators! Your fans are definitely devoted!! So, Geof, how’s that Pentagram book coming along?! Fans are anxiously waiting!

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Penelope Richards August 18, 2012 at 5:29 am

Just got my copy of Last Days Here DVD. Thanks for the birthday gift Geof! Love the extra, deleted scenes as well. This is going to do very well in sales, I’m sure! Congratulations again, to everyone, on such a great success, and I was thrilled to be at the Opening Night Premiere in L.A. with you! Photographer on staff got some great shots of everyone especially with you and Bobby!
Now, can’t wait for a copy of Bedemon’s Symphony of Shadows! Congratulations to you all on a great labor of love for your best friend Randy…you did him proud! First reviews in are INCREDIBLE!!! More to come, I’m sure….!

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