We're excited to be screening the Magnetic Fields' documentary Strange Powers in Sydney on Wednesday August 4th. The documentary, which took Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara (also of Chickfactor, Black Tambourine fans) 10 years to make, is brilliant and offers a beautiful and in-depth insight into one of modern music's most endeared songwriter Stephin Merritt. There are the requisite talking heads — including Peter Gabriel, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Brownstein, Neil Gaiman, etc. — commenting on/arguing for Stephin Merritt’s brilliance. However, the most interesting parts are listening to Merritt himself or watching him pal around with his chihuahua Irving Berlin.
Here's the trailer.
27th June, 2010 : Posted by Admin