Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|You May Need a Murderer|
Director: David Kleijwegt
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
A 70 minute documentary tracking the pioneers of slowcore, Low. Includes six exclusive acoustic audio tracks recorded during filming. © 2008 Stemra
A Stunning film.
A. Schultz | wi | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an uneasy, atmospheric and ultimately stirring film. I've been a fan of Low's music for many years, and have seen them live many times - but found this documentary and the personal content within absolutely transcendent of my expectations. It's not a concert film and definitely not a fan club film. This a wonderful, wonderful, documentary that stands on its own regardless of your familiarity with the band - and while a nice "intro to Low" this is also not a promo minded piece. There has been such a glut of "normal people" films and "real life" documentaries recently, and I can't think of a single one that strips away the pretense of the medium and delivers true, bare, treatment of the subjects the way this film does; beautifully, truthfully and empathetically. Brilliant."
How Low Can You Go...
D. Cross | Hollywood, CA USA | 06/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Really only for people who are already fans of Low. Or maybe as an adjunct to Low In Europe. This simply follows Alan and Mimi on the road, at home, going to church, etc. There is live footage interspersed but it is not complete songs. There are also some scattered performances of Alan in random places singing songs and some rehearsal with Retribution Gospel Choir.
The most interesting story would've been the time between Low In Europe and this one, but of course that was not filmed and was a difficult and understandably private time. It is touched upon here - Alan's hospitalization for psychological issues - but there is still a certain vagueness. So the biggest revelation in these 70 minutes is that Alan is a pothead, which causes him added distress because he's a Mormon. And that is no surprise to anyone who's a fan.
So if you're a big Low fan - worth a rental. If not - skip it and check out Low In Europe first."