Utterly ignored and cursed with unbelievably bad luck, Memphis’ Big Star released two perfect albums to an indifferent public in the early 1970s and then slowly drifted apart. But something funny happened on the way to the cut-out bins – Big Star slowly and steadily amassed a cult of worshippers that have ensconced them as undoubtably one of the greatest bands of all time, cherished by everyone from The Replacements (duh) to REM to Elliot Smith and beyond. Buoyed by an absolute treasure-trove of archival footage and interviews, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is an essential documentary about an essential band.
Dirs: Drew DiNicola & Olivia Mori. 2012. Digital. 113 mins.