Docs That Rock

Wilco Loves You (and made you a documentary as a gift)

I’m sitting at home now on a too unexciting Monday night but I really want to be at the IFC Center to see Wilco’s latest doc Ashes of American Flags (isn’t it comforting not to see faux protesting around that title?) Now I know I’ve written that I didn’t really enjoy the last Wilco documentary but that doesn’t diminish my interest as a fan of their music or cinematography. (Their last film was magnificently shot and judging by the DVD cover, this one will be too.

The flick was produced and directed in part by Fugazi’s Brendan Canty and shot in five venues during Wilco’s 2008 tour: Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK; Tipitina’s in New Orleans, LA; The Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, AL; The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (site of Demme’s Neil Young doc Heart of Gold; and the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (one of my old favorite haunts.)

The DVD is being rolled out April 18th and then a wider distribution on April 28th and the film can be screened at a few more theaters nationwide (deets here.) And later this summer, a new album, which will feature the brilliant song that makes the headline (which debuted on Colbert last Halloween.)


April 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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