As a huge Devo fan, all I have to say is…this better be good. Thankfully the extended Kickstarter trailer for director Tony Pemberton’s ‘Are We Not Men? The Devo Documentary’ looks promising, so I will be happily looking forward to checking out this film about one of the most influential and underrated bands of the 20th century. Here’s some info from the Kickstarter page:
Produced in cooperation with DEVO, this feature-length documentary has been in development for 3 years. Although the band has been notoriously secretive for nearly 4 decades, they have granted us unprecedented full-access to their personal inner-workings and daily lives while on the road, backstage, and at home. The film is now in post-production, and we need your help to meet our September 2012 goal for Sundance and other festivals.
From their origins during the 1970 Kent State shootings, to their latest album and tours, this documentary offers a funny and fascinating story that appeals to generations of art and music aficionados. Featuring new interviews with contemporaries (Iggy Pop), and followers (Dave Grohl, Tony Hawk), the official documentary reveals the truth about this important and misunderstood band with rare archival film, private home-movies, and recent concert footage.
For more information on ‘Are We Not Men? The Devo Documentary’ and how you can help support it, head over to the Kickstarter page and check out the various incentives. I’m looking forward to checking this one out next year!