Sundance Channel HD has announced that it will premiere the feature-length documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me on 12 December. The feature-length documentary boasts never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired.
Co-directed by Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori, the documentary revolves around the origins and history of the legendary rock band from the seventies, Big Star. The band is widely regarded as a seminal band in the history of alternative music that has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a story of artistic and musical salvation. The film documents Big Star’s lead singer Alex Chilton, the late guitarist Chris Bell, drummer Jody Stephens and bassist Andy Hummel through their tumultuous journey in the music industry. From becoming talented musicians striving for stardom to falling victim to the stranglehold of the major music corporations at that time, fans and music aficionados will get an insight on the struggles Big Star and other artists alike experienced in the ‘70s.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me airs 12 December, 10pm on Sundance. Repeats will air 15 December, 12am; 20 December, 11.30pm and 23 December, 10pm.