Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Directed by: Xan Aranda / USA / English / 2011 / Documentary, Music / 81 minutes / San Diego Premiere
Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago - feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration or merely transforming into a different kind of animal "perfectly adapted to the music hall?" Fever Year is the first to capture Bird's precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis, and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.
Whether you are familiar with Andrew Bird's gorgeous music or not, this is an engaging and behind the scenes look at an eclectic, eccentric, and mesmerizing musician. Come witness what non-stop touring and recording can do to a musician.
Official Selection: Noise Pop Film Festival 2012
The Ocean Beach Playhouse (View)
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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