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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

 

USA 2021, 93 minutes
Dir. Brent Wilson
Genres: Documentary, Music / Pop/Rock

Topics: Hippies & Psychedelia.

 

“Long Promised Road, taking its title from a lesser-known tune by the band, is a celebration of the glorious third act of a performer whose struggles became legend, whose victimhood became notorious and whose “genius” no longer requires quotation marks.”~Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Aroview: Immersive documentary that looks at the career of musician and co-founder of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson, who offers perhaps this final missive in his twilight years.

Driving around Los Angeles, Wilson and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine visit locations from his past, reminiscing light heartedly, but with occasional deeper glimpses into the world of this troubled genius. Interspersed are interviews with industry figures to provide further insight - the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Jim James, Nick Jonas, Taylor Hawkins, and Jakob Dylan. Notoriously uncommunicative, the extra material goes some way to fleshing out this valuable portrait of an extraordinary artist.

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