OK full disclosure here, Light In The Attic’s Patrick McCarthy (his sister is co-director/producer Danielle McCarthy) has been involved with the making of this documentary about the legendary Memphis band Big Star since the beginning, but it’s too good not to share! About this 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 Teenage Fanclub, 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.
The documentary is in it’s final stages of production and entering the post phase but the project needs more funding to put this baby to bed. Head on over to the KickStarter page to watch a new trailer for the doc and see the various levels of funding, each with some great gifts in return. Only 16 days left to reach the full funding goal! Stay up to date on the doc’s development by following their Twitter and Facebook pages. And like Big Star sang, “Thank You Friends”!!!