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Friday, March 4, 2011

I’m In Love With that Band

This item near and dear to this follower of all things 'Westerbergian'... At long last the documentary about The Replacements and the children by the millions that love them, appropriately entitled, “Color Me Obsessed” is completed and will make its world premiere later this month at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida. The Kickstarter-funded film is appropriately billed as “the potentially true story of the most influential, always drunk, self-destructive, and yet frighteningly brilliant rock band of all time as told through the eyes of their fans, followers and fellow musicians.”

Directed by Gorman Bechard the film features more than one hundred forty interviews with a diverse array of ‘Mats’ influenced musicians and fans; often one in the same- Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Grant Hart and Greg Norton of Hüsker Dü, Tommy Ramone, Jesse Malin and others, some of the more famous featured faces.

The filmmakers announced Thursday that “Color Me Obsessed” will be screened to the public for the first time on March 26th at the Florida-based film festival. Its only other announced showing is April 2nd at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison, Wis. Expect an update when a commercial release eventually hits the shelves.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

They had me at "potentially true story". So much possibility in that statement.

And hey, if it's good enough for, not only Colin Meloy, but also my favourite popmeister, it's good enough for me.

Allison said...

I just saw the trailer for this - cannot wait!!