Fan-Based Replacements Documentary Set To Debut Later This Month
Color Me Obsessed, a documentary about Minneapolis cult-rockers The Replacements, will debut later this month. Rather than entirely focusing on the band itself, director Gorman Bechard takes a different approach, emphasizing the impact that the band has had on many of its diehard fans.
“I decided to present the band in a more iconic way,” he explains. “I thought, people believe in God without seeing or hearing him but rather through the passion, faith, and stories of others. After watching Color Me Obsessed, I’m pretty sure music fans will believe in The Replacements in much the same way.”
The film includes over 140 interviews, including musicians such as Colin Meloy, Craig Finn, Patrick Stickles, Mac McCaughan, Tommy Ramone, Grant Hart and Greg Norton. Music critics Robert Christgau and Ira Robbins also weigh in on the importance of “the potentially true story of the last best band.”
Color Me Obsessed will premiere on March 26 at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Fla. The documentary will also be played on April 2 at Madison’s Wisconsin Film Festival, April 15 at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival and May 4 at Sound Unseen in Minneapolis, Minn. Check out Color Me Obsessed’s trailer below.
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