Rock on Film

Are “Rockumentaries” Back in Style?

The always enjoyable Alexis Petridis of The Guardian ponders this very question in 24 Hour Party People. While a bit too soon to declare “Dig!”, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” and “Mayor of Sunset Strip” a renaissance, he does make the point that films like “Dig!” are not only great but are less likely to be made in this day and age of record company PR people looking to the art form as merely another promotional puff piece. The list of the great unreleased and rarely seen rock documentaries at the end of the article is worth the read alone.