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Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields Movie Poster
Not Rated In Theaters 10/27/2010 , 84min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Ten years in the making, 'Strange Powers' explores Merritt's songwriting and recording process, and focuses on his relationships with his bandmates and longtime manager Claudia Gonson, revealing an artist who has produced one of the most engaging and confounding bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 84min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 10/27/2010
  • Distributor(s): Variance Films
  • Director(s): Kerthy Fix, Gail O'Hara
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-27-2010)
  • Language: English

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

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