Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Poster

Release Date: July 3rd, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 26th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
In the 1970s, Memphis-based band Big Star achieved critical acclaim but not mainstream success. Despite a lack of popularity, the band's music influenced such diverse artists as R.E.M., Wilco, Jeff Buckley and Elliot Smith.

Cast: Jon Auer, Alex Chilton, Rick Clark, Andy Hummel, John Lightman

Director: Drew DeNicola

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: The Group Entertainment

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • Big Star was essentially Chris Bell's band, and emotionally, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is Bell's movie. Joining rock's dead-at-27 club via a 1978 car crash, he left behind a fine, then-unreleased album and two siblings who tell his story movingly. As they recount his final years, the sadness in Bell's songs comes to seem eerily prescient. show more

  • In the end, it’s the songs that provide the most eloquent and lasting testimony. show more

  • [A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band’s thwarted expectations. show more

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