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Film Tip: Before The Music Dies

September 22, 2008

On my day off I want to share this film with you (Dear Brownswood blog readers!).  I’ve talked about it a while ago on other blogs but now that it is official let’s talk about this movie called “Before The Music Dies” (you can watch the whole movie here).  It is probably the best film/documentary on music I have seen in recent years.  I’m not going to say much about it except that you must see this one badly.

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker, “Before The Music Dies” is an unsettling and inspiring look at today’s popular music industry featuring interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis, ?uestlove and a wide variety of others. The documentary film has built a passionate following as “the most important film a music fan will ever see” (XM Radio) by providing “a balanced overview of the state of the rock scene of America” (The Wall Street Journal) and adding “passion to the eternal debate about the industry” (The New York Times). Last year, “Before The Music Dies” filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen walked away from traditional Hollywood distribution to instead pursue a large-scale grassroots release with B-Side Entertainment. Since its release in November 2006, the film has screened over 200 times in over 130 North American markets with hundreds of additional events anticipated worldwide during 2007. Go to this site to learn more about the film, where you can see it, ways you can own it, and – most importantly – how you can get involved in sharing it with others.

This is the trailer: