In marked contrast to “Color Me Obsessed,” director Gorman Bechard’s risky yet rewarding 2011 Replacements documentary that featured no songs or appearances by its subject matter, his upcoming “Every Everything: the music, life & times of Grant Hart” doc completely flips the formula: It’s 100% unfiltered, unrestrained Grant Hart. The former Hüsker Dü co-songwriter/singer/drummer welcomes you into his world, immediately addresses any Hüsker Dü reunion possibilities in an old interview, and is shown wailing behind his kit during that renowned middle-American punk band’s heyday. And that all happens before the film’s title even appears.
What follows is a revelatory exploration of a singularly unique artistic force, one whose creative career is often overshadowed by that of his former band mate, and who finally, rightfully, gets a moment in the spotlight. It’s an oral, and aural, history of Hüsker Dü’s so-called “wild one”, from his rocky family life through the formation of his most well-known band; from their bitter break-up into the musical projects that followed; from his troubled past to his hopes for the future. This is one of the most off-the-wall, yet riveting conversations that you will witness for a long time, a no-holds-barred history of rock and roll and an insider view of the music industry.
Hart is a captivating, candid subject who holds the screen as he holds forth on everything from the mismanagement of seminal label SST, his relationship with William S. Burroughs, and his new double-album take on Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” Every Everything is an insight into a piece of American musical history, through the eyes and thoughts of a truly fascinating and intellectual individual, who is arguably one of the most influential musicians in the last thirty years.
It’s Hart’s life, and it’s all here. Everything.
WHAT WERE WE THINKING FILMS presents EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART
shot by SARAH HAJTOL & GORMAN BECHARD
sound TARYN WELKER production manager KATHERINE DICKEY animation SCOTT STORM
co-producers FRANK LOFTUS PAUL HILCOFF UGO CAVALIERE
executive producers DIANE H. WELSH SCOTT HUDSON SCOTT WICKMAN BARBARA ANN O’LEARY CHRISTOPHER BARONE RICHARD BARONE PATRICK SMITH
executive producer JAY SMALES
produced & written by GORMAN BECHARD & JAN RADDER
edited & directed by GORMAN BECHARD
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