Songwriter Stephin Merritt is known as “the Cole Porter of his generation” for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields explores his friendship with his longtime bandmate and manager Claudia Gonson. Through his recording and songwriting process, the film traces a 20-year career that has yielded one of the most engaging bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.
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My review originally appeared at – http://theculturepin.com/viff-2010-film-review-strange-powers-stephin-merritt-and-the-magnetic-fields/
[October 2nd, 2010 – Vancouver International Film Festival… read review
A powerfully moving document of the incredibly talented Stephin Merritt know best for his work under the band name, The Magnetic Fields. The film starts off pretty much establishing him as a timeless… read review