“IT’S ABOUT YOU” – SUPER 8 JOHN MELLENCAMP DOCUMENTARY
AT IFC Center NYC THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2012
Kurt and Ian Markus’ Super 8 documentary IT’S ABOUT YOU, which follows John Mellencamp during his 2009 tour and production of his 2010 album No Better Than this, is currently screening at NYC’s IFC Center at 12:25pm and 8:10pm through Tuesday January 10, 2012.
Note: FPP’s Michael Raso will be at the Sat, Jan 7 screening (12:25 PM) and encourages local Film Photography Podcast listeners to attend!
The IFCenter describes the program as
“a new musical documentary that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp. The film premiered at this year’s SXSW festival and follows Mellencamp on his summer 2009 concert tour and during the recording of his most recent album, 2010’s universally acclaimed No Better Than This, the sessions for which took place at American musical and historical landmarks, including Sun Studios in Memphis and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. We see Mellencamp recording – with a single mike and mono tape recorder more than half a century old – in the same hotel room where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson created some of his most memorable work. Along the way, Mellencamp reveals an emotional side never before seen by the public, in a film that becomes a soulful, highly personal meditation on his beloved small-town America”
An interview with noted photographer and director Kurt Markus will appear on an upcoming episode of the Film Photography Podcast.
You can find out more about IT’S ABOUT YOU or purchase tickets to the IFC Center screenings at: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/its-about-you/