Watch the Edwyn Collins Documentary’s Powerful Trailer

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 09.22.14 in News

In February 2005, Edwyn Collins, the Scottish singer/songwriter and former frontman for ever-underrated post-punks Orange Juice, suffered a pair of cerebral hemorrhages. Despite at first being almost unable to speak or move, he pushed on toward recovery and, in 2011, returned with a new album, Losing Sleep, joined by the Smiths‘ Johnny Marr, Aztec Camera‘s Roddy Frame and half of Franz Ferdinand (see J. Edward Keyes’s Jukebox Jury: Edwyn Collins interview from the time). Earlier this year, a documentary about Collins’s remarkable experience premiered at South by Southwest.

Titled The Possibilities Are Endless, after one of the only phrases Collins had been able to speak immediately following his back-to-back traumas, the film opens in British theaters on November 7 and is available for rent worldwide starting October 20 on iTunes. A new trailer for the film has surfaced online, and you can watch it below. Showing the Edinburgh-born indie-pop godfather and his wife, Grace Maxwell, it’s compelling viewing.

Coincidentally, the Black Keys have recently been covering Collins’s 1994 Gorgeous George hit “A Girl Like You,” which gained a certain added fame thanks to its inclusion a year later in the film Empire Records. Scroll down to watch video of the Turn Blue crew’s September 5 version in Columbus, Ohio, below, via Pitchfork.