Upcoming: Documentary, It Might Get LoudSeptember 11, 2008
Davis Guggenheim, the director and one of the producers of The Inconvenient Truth, just screened his new documentary, It Might Get Loud, at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Rather than focusing on an artist, this is a music documentary that focuses on an instrument, the electric guitar. A trio of musicians tell their stories: guitar legends Jimmy Page and The Edge get to step out of the shadow of their larger-than-life frontmen and take centre stage, together with Jack White (who is also the larger-than-life frontman, of course, and he’s still a legend-in-progress at this point). All three talk about coming to the instrument, as well as about the art and craft of songwriting and playing. I imagine that this film was, or soon will be, picked up for distribution – I certainly plan on keeping an eye out for it to make it to a theatre (or at least a Netflix queue) near me.