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A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Beck ... Himself

Bradley Beesley ... Narrator

Steve Burns ... Himself
Dolly Coyne ... Herself
Kenny Coyne ... Himself
Marty Coyne ... Himself
Tommy Coyne ... Himself

Wayne Coyne ... Himself
Jonathan Donahue ... Himself
James Drozd ... Himself

Steven Drozd ... Himself
Vernon Drozd ... Himself
The Flaming Lips ... Themselves

Adam Goldberg ... Himself
Nic Harcourt ... Himself
Gibby Haynes ... Himself

Michael Ivins ... Himself

Juliette Lewis ... Herself

Liz Phair ... Herself

Cat Power ... Herself

Christina Ricci ... Herself
Kliph Scurlock ... Himself
Paul Kent Sylvester ... Himself - fan in giraffe costume
Allan Vest ... Himself

Jack White ... Himself
Meg White ... Herself

Kelly Peterson ... Himself - Fan with camera at Coachella (uncredited)

Directed by
Bradley Beesley 
 
Produced by
Scott Booker .... associate producer
Damon Cook .... associate producer
Ryan Dolan .... executive producer
Rick Fuller .... producer
Dan Jacunich .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
JoLynn Garnes 
Andrew Mayer 
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Lowry .... day player sound mixer
Corey Roberts .... sound: additional recording
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Madison Belanger .... additional camera operator
Nate Foll .... lighting technician
Peter Hermes .... additional camera operator
Andrew Mayer .... additional camera
Alan Novey .... camera operator
Mark Schaper .... additional photography
Ben Steinbauer .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Ben Steinbauer .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Jeannette Heindel .... festival coordinator (as Jeannette Chalker)
George Salisbury .... menu designer
George Salisbury .... packaging designer
 

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USA:100 min | USA:103 min
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Wayne Coyne:This is really how you die; it's just one minute, you're just cooking up someone's order of french fries, and the next minute you're laying on the floor and they blow your brains out, and there's no music, there's no significance, it's just random - it could've been anybody.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A very real, very honest and heartfelt movie, 26 February 2005
Author: jamesv-1 from San Francisco, CA, United States

I really liked this movie a lot. I first learned of The Flaming Lips a couple years ago, when a friend lent me their CD. So, I'm not a huge fan by any means, just someone who likes their music. Before watching the movie, I knew nothing about the band, its members, or their history. This movie changed all that. It's a documentary about the band members as well as the lives of people who are touched in some way by this band. It's a very real, very honest, and a very heartfelt movie. I walked away with much adoration and appreciation of Wayne Coyne not only as a musician and artist, but also as a human being. The guy seems like a genuinely nice person.

In some ways, the story is about a band that has changed and grown over time, just as any of us do in life. Their music reflects this. Seeing the long transformation of the band into what they have become today was fascinating. Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, we see the band undergo its own metamorphosis. You can actually hear and see the maturity of the band in their song-writing, the mastery of their instruments, and most importantly, in their music.

The movie also provides us a glimpse into Steve Drozd's journey to face his demons. I saw this movie at its world premiere, and the director asked the audience what we thought about the film. Was it too long? No, and actually I wasn't even aware of the time passing, it was that good. What did we think about the "scene" with Steve? I'm glad the director included it.

This movie is a real picture of the band. In many ways, the director, Bradley Beesley, provided us a glimpse into many of the band member's personal lives. We see Wayne confronting the reality of his father's passing. We see Steve confronting the consequences of his drug addiction. As I said, it's a very real film. And it's genuine.

Brad, thank you. You did a great job.

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