Big Star Documentary Well Received in Memphis, London and NYC
Greetings Big Star fans, and happy holiday season!
Since we last wrote, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME has taken off in a whirlwind of positive reviews and press. After selling out it’s official US premier at this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival on November 1st, a second screening was added on the final night of the festival. The film won best feature length documentary
at the festival.
Next up was DOCNYC
, where the screening was the first in the festivals history to sell out the 479 seat venue at The School of Visual Arts on Saturday, November 10th.
And let’s not forget the film’s world premier at BFI London Film Festival on October 20th, which garnered many generous reviews as well (see here
And finally, the film showed at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
just a few weeks ago. A Dutch TV interview with Jody Stephens, Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer, along with the film’s screening there, resulted in #1 Record
reaching #3 on the Dutch iTunes album chart, with the box set climbing to #6.
So what’s next? The producers are shopping the film to various distributors for a worldwide release some time in the near future. Stay tuned for more information!
(In the photo: filmmakers Olivia Mori, Drew DeNicola and Danielle McCarthy)
Some quick review excerpts:
“The movie is brilliant-a boon to Big Star fans, as well as an indispensible primer for anyone who ever has wondered what artists such as the dB’s, R.E.M., Matthew Sweet, the Bangles, the Replacements, Teenage Fanclub, This Mortal Coil, the Posies and literally thousands of others found so inspiring.” – Jim DeRogatis, WBEZ
“The movie is destined to be a seminal rock doc in the canon, and one that will bring Big Star to a new generation of fans.” – Indiewire
“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feisty, moving tribute.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“With three perennial albums and a gripping story to boot, it’s bizarre that this documentary hasn’t been made before (better late than never, as they say) but the wait was worth it. Observing the band’s finest tunes (or rather, CHOONS) and their enduring legacy, Nothing Can Hurt Me is profoundly moving, dramatic, insightful, entertaining and up there with the best music documentaries ever made – yeah, I said it.” – Grolsch Film Works