In marked contrast to "Color Me Obsessed," director Gorman Bechard's risky yet rewarding 2011 Replacements documentary that featured no songs or appearances by its subject matter, his ...
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In marked contrast to "Color Me Obsessed," director Gorman Bechard's risky yet rewarding 2011 Replacements documentary that featured no songs or appearances by its subject matter, his upcoming "Every Everything: the music, life & times of Grant Hart" doc completely flips the formula: It's 100% unfiltered, unrestrained Grant Hart. The former Husker Du co-songwriter/singer/drummer welcomes you into his world, immediately addresses any HD reunion possibilities in an old interview, and is shown wailing behind his kit during that renowned middle-American punk band's heyday. And that all happens before the film's title even appears. What follows is a revelatory exploration of a singularly unique artistic force, one whose creative career is often overshadowed by that of his former band mate, and who finally, rightfully, gets a moment in the spotlight. It's an oral, and aural, history of Husker Du's so-called "wild one", from his rocky family life through the formation of his most well-known ... Written by
"Every Everything" grew out of my desire to once again, after "Color Me Obsessed, a film about The Replacements," do a different take on the rock doc genre. I am a huge fan of Errol Morris, and love his "Fog Of War" in which he lets one man, and one man only speak for 100 plus minutes. I kept thinking this would be a great format for a rock doc. But what rock star could sustain a 90 minute conversation? What rock star could keep his ego in check, and really open up, really take us on a journey through his life?
Now we had already interviewed Grant Hart for "Color Me Obsessed," so I knew he was a great interview. But it wasn't until Grant and I shared a table for breakfast in Brussels (when both he and "Color Me" were playing the same Minneapolis homage show) that I knew he would be the perfect subject for this format. Not only had he seen and done almost everything in rock and roll, he possesses a brilliant mind, and he's a great freakin' story-teller.
But even I and my co-producer Jan Radder would hardly be prepared for the brilliance Grant brought to the table during our couple of weeks of filming in the Twin Cities. He laid it all on the line, and hopefully I have done his story justice.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for hopefully seeking out the film.
Gorman Bechard director/editor
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