BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME will premiere in NYC on Saturday, November 10th at 9:45pm at the SVA Theater (333 West 23rd St) as part of the DOC NYC Film Festival. Jody Stephens (last remaining member of Big Star) and John Fry (Ardent Studios founder and Big Star engineer) will both be in attendance at the screening and will participate in a Q&A following the screening along with the filmmakers. BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT MErecently had its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival, Indie Memphis and showed a work-in-progress version at SXSW in March. The film will also screen at IDFA in Amsterdam this November.
Additional info about the film:
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.