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Replacements Documentary Set For Premiere

Written by Barnaby Smith on March 11, 2011

A new documentary about seminal Minneapolis band the Replacements is in the offing, which as Spinner reports, may just give Paul Westerberg and his cronies a new critical status among today’s youth.

The film, entitled Colour Me Obsessed, is coming out via What Were We Thinking Films and is directed by Gorman Bechard, who was at the helm for movies such as You Are Alone and Friends (With Benefits).

The film will look at The Replacements’ legacy through interviews with some of their high-profile fans, with appearances coming from members of Husker Du, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus, Superchunk‘s Mac McCaughan and New York singer-songwriter Jesse Malin.

Rock critic Robert Christgau is also on board, as are actors Dave Foley, Tom Arnold and George Wendt. The film, dubbed ‘the potentially true story of the last best band’ will be premiered at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida.

The roll call of names taking part makes the documentary still of interest for those of us who just don’t get the Replacements beyond Bastards Of Young. The band’s last album album, All Shook Down, came out in 1990

For more information keep an eye on the film’s website.

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