July 3, 2013
(NY and VOD; LA release: July 5)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Directors: Drew DeNicola, Oliva Mori
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for drug references and brief strong language)
Starring: Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel
Copyright Holder: N/A
"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is the definitive documentary about the beloved and influential '70s rock band Big Star. Founded in Memphis by Chris Bell, and fronted by rock legend Alex Chilton, the original Big Star lineup also featured Jody Stephens and Andy Hummel. Together less than four years, the band flirted with mainstream success but never achieved it. Nonetheless, they produced a body of work of seminal importance to pop and alternative music, influencing major artists like REM, the Replacements, Elliot Smith, the Flaming Lips and countless others. For die-hard fans and newcomers alike, "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is a treasure, featuring rare music, never-before-seen footage and in-depth interviews with the original band members, family, friends and artists they influenced. Years in the making, the film captures important voices from the Big Star era that have since passed on.