“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”


In this music documentary, directors Drew DeNicola  and Olivia Mori chart the rise, the fall, and rise again of the band Big Star. Memphis is known mostly for its blues, soul, and early rock n’ roll but it was also home to one of the most influential bands of the seventies.  The filmmakers take you behind the scenes as Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, Chris Bell, and Andy Hummel struggled to get their music to a larger audience in the midst of failed record deals and a public not ready for their distinctive powerpop sound.  Success finally came to them but it was bittersweet.

“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” Trailer

Magnolia Pictures


photo by Bradley Loos, Flickr