Rock Documentary Hired Gun Opens in Austin Theaters June 29 Only

Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight premiered at SXSW in 2016 and now the rock doc finally hits US theaters with an exclusive one-night theatrical event on June 29. 

Hired Gun is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world while touring with the musical legends who hired them.

In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning doc 20 Feet from StardomHired Gun details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians.

The musicians include Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jov, P!NK, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Rihanna, and many many more.

ATXgossip spoke with director Fran Strine prior to the SXSW premiere of the film in 2016. 


In Austin, Hired Gun screens at Southpark Meadows, Arbor at Great Hills 8, Hill Country Galleria and Cinemark Cedar Park. You can Purchase tickets here –



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