Michael Moore: 'One of the best music documentaries I've ever seen'
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:52:49 GMT —
There's something about music documentaries that take a movie to the next level.
Michael Moore, Founder and President of the Traverse City Film Festival, said the Oscar-winning film 'Woodstock' was one of those films.
He remembers sneaking into a drive-in in his native Flint to see Woodstock when he was younger.
He's hoping to bring that same excitement to the Film Festival this year with the film "Mistaken for Strangers."This one is a film about making a film.
It features the indie band 'The National' as the lead singer hires his younger brother as a roadie, but along the way, the younger brother starts making a documentary.
The film features many of what Moore calls the "traditional stories" of who's the winner, who's the loser, moments of redempton and the complex sibling relationship.
Overall, Moore calls it "one of the best music documentaries I've ever seen."
Mistaken for Strangers is being shown at the State Theatre Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Lars Hockstad Auditorium.
To purchase tickets to this or any other film, visit the Traverse City Film Festival website.