Three New Movies About Music Open This Week

September 15, 2011

...And only one of them is a biopic! Not sure about the subhead for Joann Sfar's Serge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, kinda makes him sound like he battled valiantly on the beach at Normandy, but I suppose Gainsbourg is a hero of sorts. Is it strange to want to see this just to see this just for the romantic interests? Jeanie Finlay’s documentary, Sound It Out, is about the last surviving record store in Teeside, North East England and chronicles the day-to-day workings of an indie shop in the face of obsolescence (not the movie to go see if you want to feel good about spending a large portion of your day blogging MP3s). Finally, The Weird World of Blowfly tells the story of Clarence Reid, a Miami musician who wrote and produced romantic and spiritual songs for some of the greatest Southern soul and R&B acts of the 1960s and ’70s. He performs as the raunchy rapper, Blowfly. At 69, touring the world in a gold-spangled superhero costume, Blowfly struggles for recognition and rues his ill fate. Granted a number of these are difficult to see if you're not in NYC or LA, but keep them on your radar.

Serge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (now playing)

Sound it Out (opens tomorrow)

The Weird World of Blowfly (opens tomorrow)

Posted: September 15, 2011
Three New Movies About Music Open This Week