USA | 2006 | 85min | COLOR | Documentary | Musical
The Pixies are a Hard Rock group formed in Boston in 1986, who went through many stages of fame and 5 albums were released during 6 years until the band was abruptly disbanded by leader Charles Thompson. They have had a heavy influence on the later alternative music scene: Bono in U2 remembered that the Pixies were one of the best bands and Kurt Cobain also recommended < Surfer Rosa>, the Pixies’ album in 1968 as his most favorite album. This film documents the band from the first rehearsal of their 2004 reunion tour to the final concert of that year, and displays the four artists’ joys and sorrows when meeting again 12 years after the breakup. It looks at the private llves and family relationships of each member as they took their own course after the breakup, along with the tight tension among members before the tour, and then covers performances of hit songs such as ‘Where is My Mind’, ‘Gouge Away’ and ‘Hey.’ It is homage to the Pixies by two young filmmakers who genuinely loved their music.
Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin
Steven Cantor Writer/Producer/Director, Steven Cantor is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television and a founding partner in Stick Figure. He received a 1994 Academy Award nomination for producing and directing the short documentary, < Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann>, about the controversial photographer. Matthew Galkin Matthew Galkin is a graduate of New York University, and started his career by directing < 3AM>, a weekly documentary show for HBO. He has also directed documentary segments for HBO's live music show < Reverb> as well as numerous commercials and industrial films.