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The Fearless Freaks -- Perhaps the most intimate portrait of a rock band ever made, Fearless Freaks follows seminal psych-rockers, The Flaming Lips.

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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)
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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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An unusual, fun, human music documentary, 11 January 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

A very likable, intimate portrait of the punk rock turned art rock group The Flaming Lips.

A very unusual documentary in that the film was made by a longtime friend of the band members, especially leader Wayne Coyne.

But rather than that leading to a glossy 'these guys are perfect' approach, it leads to a sense of honesty, of humor, of admitting of personal faults (right down to a band member using drugs on camera, and talking in a pretty heartbreaking way about his addiction).

And what's fascinating about this particular group from Oklahoma is that they're wildly creative, while still seeming like nice regular human beings with families, day to day problems, good and bad sides -- unlike what we usually see of rock stars living in Hollywood mansions and hiding from the world.

If there's a problem with the film it's that, for someone like me who doesn't really know the band's music, we see and hear so little of it that sometimes it's hard to fully understand the evolution of their work that's being discussed. So in some ways this film will work best for those who are already fans of the group,

But that said, I still really enjoyed it, found I liked these people, laughed with their funny view of life (the 'reenactment' of the robbery of a 'Long John Silver's' where Wayne once worked is a comic highlight) and even found myself touched by the end.

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