Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star's three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. Best known today for their song "In the Street" (title theme for the sitcom "That '70s Show"), Big Star is a seminal band in the history of alternative music, and has been cited as an influence by artists including R.E.M., The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. The film traces the origins and history of the band from the late '60s with lead singer Alex Chilton sky-rocketing to stardom at age 16 with The Box Tops and their #1 hit, "The Letter"; to the serendipitous meeting of Chilton and singer-songwriter-guitarist, Chris Bell; through the tumultuous recording of the group's three landmark albums; culminating with their implosion due to failed record sales, personal breakdowns and the tragic death of Bell in 1978. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a story of artistic and musical salvation. Official Web Site


Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori

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