Interview with “Punk Magazine” founder John Holmstrom about “CBGB” the movie

We haven’t yet found out the release date for CBGB, which was primarily shot here in Savannah last summer. But the film is obviously moving ahead.

Today, the CBGB Facebook page posted this great video of John Holmstrom, co-founder of Punk Magazine, talking about the authenticity of the production.

The post also plugs the new book The Best of Punk Magazine, which you can read more about on the publication’s website.

I suppose I should note that in a recent Savannah appearance, Punk co-founder Legs McNeil directly questioned whether Holmstrom’s memories of the CBGB era would be reliable. I suspect there will be many different memories of CBGB, even from those most involved in the scene.

In the clip below, you’ll see shots of the exterior set on Congress Street, as well as the reconstructed interior of the club at Meddin Studios.

Just for the heck of it, I’ll also append a gallery of photos that I took of the filming, including shots of Rupert Grint, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue, and — of course — Alan Rickman. For more info on these pics, click here.

I had a good time talking to this guy.