BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME will premiere in NYC on Saturday, November 10th at 9:45pm at the SVA Theater (333 West 23rd St) as part of the DOC NYC Film Festival. Jody Stephens (last remaining member of Big Star) and John Fry (Ardent Studios founder and Big Star engineer) will both be in attendance at the screening and will participate in a Q&A following the screening along with the filmmakers. BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME recently had its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival, Indie Memphis and showed a work-in-progress version at SXSW in March. The film will also screen at IDFA in Amsterdam this November.
Additional info about the film:
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a story of artistic and musical salvation.
Link to further details about the DOC NYC premiere:
Selected press quotes:
“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
Links: Official Site