Docs That Rock

Year of the Music Doc??

As this blog gathers steam, I’m still pushing out posts on stuff that happened in the past few months so forgive the tardiness. But I wanted to focus on a March article in Indiewire wondering if 2008 would be “the year of the music doc.”

Agnes Varnum (who also has the vital industry site Doc It Out) based her musings on the surfeit of films coming out: from biggies like Shine a Light, U2 3D, CSNY Deja Vu, and Anvil! The Story of Anvil (the Canadian band that was like a real life Spinal Tap that aired at Sundance and got the premiere slot at Hot Docs.)
Agnes cites a bunch of other films that premiered at March’s South By Southwest:
Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year With Andre Williams (about the 70something performer), Of all The Things (watch this blog for a full report on this film), Throw Down Your Heart (Bela Fleck learning more banjo techniques in Africa), Nerdcore Rising, Lou Reed’s Berlin (again, watch this space soon), Joy Division and Young@ Heart. Says former SXSW programm Matt Dentler, “Our screenings tend to feel like rock concerts sometimes, so it only makes sense that a film on the fun side or the performance side would have a great experience at the festival.” And many did! Enjoy a Sundance Channel report on the Anvil doc (also featured in the above picture.)


May 7, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the kind words and shout out. Cool blog idea!

    Comment by Agnes Varnum | May 30, 2008 | Reply

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