Director: Lance Bangs Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2014
Starring: Brian McMahan, Britt Walford, David Pajo, Todd Brashear
Nitehawk and Noisey present BREADCRUMB TRAIL, a new documentary on the band Slint, for the March MUSIC DRIVEN.
TWO SCREENINGS! MARCH 17 SCREENING includes Q&A with director Lance Bangs, David Pajo, and David Grubbs! Extra screening on MARCH 18 with giveaways (no guests)!
Feature length documentary about the band Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. Throughout the 1980s, a group of friends in Louisville, Kentucky grew up forming bands, breaking up, and reforming in different configurations. They were playing hardcore shows at ages 10-12, touring with Samhain as 14 year olds, recording for Homestead as Squirelbait at age 15, then formed Slint in their late teens and recorded the classic album Spiderland before they were 21. They broke up before the album’s release, giving no interviews and vanishing into their own shadows. Two decades passed as filmmaker Lance Bangs assembled unseen footage of the teenagers writing and arranging Spiderland as well as the first on camera interviews with the band members and their contemporaries trying to decipher what they had been through. Featuring Slint, Steve Albini, Ian Mackaye, David Grubbs, David Yow, James Murphy and archival material from Will Oldham.
Part of Nitehawk’s MUSIC DRIVEN series. In partnership with Noisey. Sponsored by Absolut.