Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a story of artistic and musical salvation. –SXSW
Almost criminal that this band wasn't huge but there are many examples of those who should have had it all only to fade to cult, inspiration or oblivion. Chris Bell and Alex Chilton were both ahead of their time but left some incredible music behind and even if this documentary doesn't fully capture their legacies it at least exposes them to another generation of music and/or film fans. Enjoy and revel in the sound.
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