STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT + THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

2011-01-20

tl_files/images/films/Strange_Powers_Stephin_Merritt_and_The_Magnetic_Fields.jpgSTRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT + THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
Kerthy Fix &  Gail O'Hara | USA | 2010| 89 min. | Video | English

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011
Doors 7:45pm
Film 8:30pm
 

Ten years in the making, Strange Powers is an intimate documentary portrait of songwriter Stephin Merritt and his band the Magnetic Fields. With his unique gift for memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings that blend classic Tin Pan Alley with modern sounds, Stephin Merritt has distinguished himself as one of contemporary pop's most beloved and influential artists. Both a prolific recording artist and composer of theater and film scores, he performs most famously as the Magnetic Fields, whose 1999 three-disc opus 69 Love Songs is widely considered a masterpiece of traditional songcraft and irresistible synthpop.

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Filmé sur une période de 10 ans, Strange Powers est documentaire faisant le portrait intime du compositeur Stephin Merritt et son groupe The Magnetic Fields. Stephin Merritt s’est distingué comme étant un des plus aimés et influents artistes de la musique pop. Un musicien prolifique et un compositeur théâtral et cinématographique, Merritt est surtout célèbre pour The Magnetic Fields, dont l’album de 1999, 69 Love Songs, est largement reconnu comme étant un chef d’œuvre la synthpop.  (traduction: Mathieu Aubin)

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