Andrew Bird Documentary To Be Released at Vancouver Film Festival

I love Andrew Bird. He’s a musical genius, a fascinating performer, and somewhat of an enigma (at least to me). I think he’d be the perfect topic for a documentary–and apparently filmmaker Xan Aranda agrees. Fever Year has this description on its website:

“Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago – feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal “perfectly adapted to the music hall?” FEVER YEAR is the first to capture Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.”

The film will premiere at the Vancouver Film Festival, September 29th through October 14th. Thanks to Exclaim and Pitchfork for the heads up. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for the trailer!

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