Basically, the filmmakers -- Kerty Fix and Gail OHara -- hung out with Merritt and the Magnetic Fields over the course of, like, ten years, says Keith Garcia, programming manager for the Denver Film Society, which is screening the film. It sort of opens the clamshell of who Stephin Merritt is, and its really charming and intimate and funny. Of course, Merritt has escaped sensationalist media attention at least in part because, well, he doesnt really do much that is sensational; this is no dramatic Behind the Music rise-and-fall story. What it is, says Garcia, is "really intimate. It's just a treasure trove for fans."
The films run starts today at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, and continues through December 9; tickets run $9.75, or $7 for DFS members. For showtimes or more information, call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010