Big Star - Photo by Carole Manning


2012 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori, Jody Stephens, John Fry, Danielle McCarthy

US PREMIERE The legendary Memphis band Big Star, led by singer Alex Chilton, has been cited as an influence on REM, The Replacements, The Flaming Lips, and countless others—their song “In the Street” even served as the theme for the sitcom That ’70s Show. Yet the band’s short existence has made it obscure to larger musical history. This film tells a story of musical salvation with never-before-seen footage and photos of the group, in-depth interviews, and rousing musical tributes by the bands they inspired.


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Director: Drew DeNicola & Olivia Mori
Producer: Danielle McCarthy & Olivia Mori
Cinematographer: Drew DeNicola & David Cavallo
Editor: Chris Branca & Drew DeNicola
Running Time: 110 min
Language: English
Country: USA