Xan Aranda, Director/Producer
“A cunning hybrid of
documentary and concert film…”
--The Film Society of Lincoln Center
"...It's a music documentary that's entertaining, lyrical and oddly revealing... definitely worth seeing." --indieWIRE
A true product of the Midwest work ethic (with crew from three states contributing their talents to its making), Andrew Bird: Fever Year premiered at the prestigious New York Film Festival in 2011 and screened with more than 90 festivals, taking home nine awards.
Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago – feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal “perfectly adapted to the music hall?” Fever Year is the first to capture Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and Annie Clark of St. Vincent. 80 minutes, Dolby Surround
Poster and title design by Sonnenzimmer of Chicago