Big Star:Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star

Big Star

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me - Official Trailer

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

(Drew DeNicola, 2013)

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Aug 9, 2013 7 PM
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 7 PM

“I never travel far / without a little Big Star.”—Paul Westerberg

Mainstream success might have eluded the legendary Memphis band Big Star, but its three albums have become some of the most critically lauded and influential milestones in rock music. The band’s short existence—just four years—was fueled by genius and tragedy in equal measure. Its legacy lives on in heirs such as the Replacements, R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, and countless others. The film is a treasure trove of rare music, never-seen-before footage, and in-depth interviews with original band members, family, friends, and artists Big Star influenced. (120 mins., DCP)

You won't have to travel far for a little more Big Star after the Friday screening: head over to The Tree Bar (887 Chambers Road) for a Big Star tribute featuring The Little Professors, The Mooncussers, Nate Farley, Zac Szymusiak, and Chad Lee Williams. Show starts around 10 PM and costs $5 at the door.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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