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Luna: Yes, we do


This past week, Posie and I watched Tell Me Do You Miss Me, a documentary DVD of Luna’s last global tour. The premise seems relatively exciting: documentary of never-quite-it-made-it-big-enough indie band’s last world tour. And given that music documentaries are two-a-penny these days, it’s easy to assume this would have nothing new to offer. Wrong. It’s an incredibly emotional film, aided in particular by director/cameraman Matthew Buzzell’s stunning cinematography (truly some of the best concert and travelogue filming I’ve ever seen), wonderful fly-on-the-wall backstage stuff, honest straight-to-camera confessions from Dean, Britta, Sean and Lee, lots of anecdotal memories, plenty wry humor, a truly gut-wrenching and tearful finale and, assuming you like the band, one great musical performance after another. It’s especially entertaining, if that’s the right word, for anyone who’s been around the business and knows a) how horrendous life can be on tour and b) what it’s like to be in a great band that doesn’t make it big enough to keep going. Tell Me Do You Miss Me demands concentration – Luna’s as subtle and sardonic off stage as on – but we thought it was one of the best music films we’ve ever seen, hands down. We’re planning on screening it at our next community Rock Doc night.

Previously at iJamming!:
Luna at Southpaw

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