Note: This trailer contains use of profanity. The home of [adult swim], lots of rappers, and /Film’s Russ Fischer, Atlanta is also the beloved homebase for many a young and crazy rock band. In recent years, hard-living and hard-playing acts like The Black Lips, Deerhunter, The Coathangers, and Mastodon have arrived in pop-culture as uncompromising torchbearers for Atlanta’s music scene.
We Fun Atlanta, a 75-minute documentary currently on the festival circuit, aspires to capture the close-knit vagabond relationships, psychedelic punk-blues, and well-publicized antics of these acts and local personalities. Word on the film is good, and the trailer hints at a film more concerned with truth and fun than the self-mythologizing lip-service of many rock docs.
Any doc featuring King Khan and the Shrines warrants my attention, and I currently plan on arranging a screening of We Fun in my city next month. If you’re interested in scheduling a viewing party, contact the filmmakes, including director Matthew Robinson, on MySpace. It’s a homegrown thing, but a little bigger.Cool Posts From Around the Web: