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THE EMBARRASSMENT DOCUMENTARY
FEATURED AS
SPIN MAGAZINE'S DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

WATCH IT NOW ON AMAZON PRIME
& NightFlight Plus

LIVE EVENTS:
June 14th - The Embarrassed Men at Kirby’s (Wichita) with Mike Coykendall
(who will join the band for several songs)
July 20th - The Embarrassed Men at Kirby's (Wichita) with Black Cat J.
August 17th - The Embarrassed Men at Lucia in Lawrence, Kansas
Sept. 12th - The Embarrassed Men at Kirby's (Wichita)
October - The Embarrassment Documentary screening at Hutchinson Fox Theater
(check back for date)


The Embarrassed Men - Band line up
The Embarrassment line-up, with Eric Cale (bass), John Nichols (lead vocal), Britt Rosencutter (drums), & Bill Goffrier (guitar/vocals)

Embo Documentary poster

The Embarrassment, We Were Famous

Directed by Daniel Szlauderbach and Daniel Fetherston
Runtime: 1 hour 36 min
Pre-show: Hartung: Not For Sale short film by Patrick Troll (9 min)
Post-show: Filmmaker Q&A and reunion concert by The Embarrassment
Presented in partnership with KJHK.

About the film:
Surrounded by wheat fields, cowboys, and cars, four bespectacled misfits in Kansas — Bill Goffrier, Brent Giessmann, John Nichols, and Ron Klaus — grabbed instruments and blasted out “a ravenous strain of rock ‘n’ roll” as tuneful, brainy, and enthralling as anything coming from the coasts. They worshiped the Stooges and witnessed the Sex Pistols bring punk to the Great Plains, igniting within them an uncontrolled prairie fire to do-it-themselves. As the Embarrassment, they threw a house-wrecking party and invited “a thousand loving friends” into their secret world of “weirdo new wave freaks” in Wichita, Lawrence, and beyond. They played Chicago, D.C., and New York, drawing the attention of influential figures like Allen Ginsberg, John Cale, and Jonathan Demme — but their independence and refusal to sell out sparked tension within the group and kept mainstream success at bay. Through original interviews, restored concert footage, and appearances by fans including Evan Dando, Freedy Johnston, Grant Hart, and Thomas Frank, this documentary shows how the Embarrassment rose out of nowhere to become a post-punk legend that’s almost been forgotten — until now.





The Embarrassment Documentary "The Embarrassment, We Were Famous"
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Embo Reunion poster The official 2022 Reunion, 24”x18” poster

Hand screened and numbered limited edition by Futuristic Workshop.
Copies of this print are still available!

To purchase, please contact Bill Goffrier for pricing and shipping costs.

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