Welcome to our 2014 Festival Staff Picks column! We’ll be posting some first looks at Festival Films to look out for on the 2014 Film Schedule. Check back to the AFF blog for new Staff Picks each week!
Morphine: Journey of Dreams
Morphine: Journey of Dreams will be shelved next to other classics of the music film collection, between Stop Making Sense and Joy Division. This documentary should be used as a guide for up and coming musicians to learn from and abide by. Bandmates, Mark Sandman, Dana Colley, Jerome Dupree and Billy Conway define what it’s like for artists to stay true to their music in the underground and commercialized scenes.
Morphine wasn’t just another 1990’s alternative band, riding the wave to fame. With a unique, distinctive sound, director, Mark Shuman does an excellent job in showing how the band paved their own way. Shuman doesn’t just focus on the mysterious front man, Sandman – but explores the entire group’s dynamic, along with their personal relationships and network connections.
Avid college radio listeners, indie rock fans and music documentary viewers will or have already listened to and deeply understand where their dark sound stemmed from. If you haven’t listened to Morphine, then do so. If you still aren’t addicted, after listening, then be sure to check out Morphine: Journey of Dreams – it’s guaranteed access into their solid fan base.
-Halie Davis, Travel Coordinator
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