Grind-Fu Cinema Presents
COLOR ME OBSESSED:
A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS
Saturday, September 28th @ 7p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!
The Grind-Fu staff is nuthin' but a bunch of fanatics! Obsessed with film, music, vinyl, books, and whatever else you got! This month's Grind-Fu deals with some serious fanaticism for bands and for vinyl. We're featuring a numbered, limited edition, 180 gram double bill featuring Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, and High Fidelity! We would be hard pressed to come up with a music geekier line-up than this, so don't miss out!
COLOR ME OBSESSED: A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS (2011)
Dir: Gorman Bechard
The Replacements were either the best band in the world or the worst band in the world, depending on the night and the degree of inebriation, and even when they were bad they were pretty damn legendary. They were a band that should have been huge, but their lack or record sales and their self destructive impulses denied them at ever opportunity. With time their stature has only grown, and their fans have done their part to spread the gospel of one of the most influential bands to ever crawl out of Minnesota.
Color Me Obsessed is a documentary that has no participation from the band and doesn't feature a single note of their music. What it does have is their story told by the people that it matters to most: Their fans, their friends, and seemingly everybody that worked with them. Director Gorman Bechard is a serious fan of The Replacements, and his documentary is a note perfect love letter to this band of beautiful losers.
HIGH FIDELITY (2000)
Dir: Stephen Frears
High Fidelity is a movie that pefectly captures what record collecting is, what kind of person pursues it, and how it creates the soundtrack of a lifetime. It's funny and heartbreaking and geeky and dead on. This one is for ALL Music Geeks, or for anybody that just loves a friggin' great movie with friggin' great performances and friggin' great music.
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