Please join me on June 4th for Ellipsis Presents: The Duluth Superior Film Festival at Redstar Lounge at 8pm.
Closer Than That
'Closer Than That' is an early, intimate look at Duluth, MN band Low circa 2000 as they travel the world in support of their most recent record Secret Name. Directed by right out of film school fanboy Marc Gartman this full length documentary is bookended by conversations of spirituality, music and family between Alan Sparhawk and Marc as they drive through the night from one unknown destination to the next. This film gives an honest snapshot of where the band was at the time and the struggles to figure out where to take it to next
Enjoy live commentary by the director Marc Gartman and star Alan Sparhawk.
Featuring Alan Sparhawk, Marc Gartman and other members of the Duluth music movement.
A mysterious film. Nearly lost. A 22 minute portrait of a 25 hour song. One hour for each year in the life of a friend.
Film. 16mm. Super-8. Available light.
In 2001 a group of Duluth musicians gathered in the Norshor Theater and set up a pirate radio signal to drone an elegy to their lost friend. Then 9/11. The message of this drone inexorably changed from personal to political.
Did this moment inform and help define the Duluth music movement? Without question. Drone Not Drones.
Please come witness a piece of previously unseen Duluth music history.
After the films, stick around for If thousands!