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Brad T. Gottfred
Brad T. Gottfred,
'Open Your Mouth And Say... Mr. Chi Pig' is a feature length documentary on the life and times of the enigmatic front man of punk band SNFU. The film tells the story of the prolific frontman through his own words, as well as appearances from some of the biggest names in the independent music industry. Written by
Haunting documentary...can't stop thinking about it!
I admit, I am a huge SNFU fan. That being said, this documentary is not really about SNFU. It's about Mr. Chi Pig, the person...not the singer. You don't even have to know who SNFU are to enjoy this story. I started watching the flick expecting to see old concert footage of the band and an interview or two with Chi. This movie is not a half-rate biography. It cuts to the core, and pulls at your emotions. It follows the times of Chi throughout his difficult life, and narrates a truly unique story that touches on many life themes including success, depression, drug abuse, mental illness, and perseverance.
Let me just say that the director did a wonderful job of tying in multiple conversations with Chi in various environments. It kept the video fresh, and allowed the viewer to see the many different emotional states Chi has. The clips of various scenes like the streets, the train, the hospital, etc. all really added to the narration and delivered a grade A documentary. I'd recommend this documentary to any and all SNFU fans, but especially to anyone who enjoys stories about personal triumph and the drive to keep on rockin'.
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