AUSTIN TO BOSTON

By James Marcus HANEY

SIDESHOW ALLEY - as PROD

Road movie - Completed 2014

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour.

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BFI London FF 2014
Sonic
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Road movie, Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • James Marcus HANEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Ty JOHNSON (Sideshow Alley), Ben LOVETT (Communion)
    • Synopsis
    • 5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds. But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.
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