Shoegaze Doc Set to Premiere At Seattle Film Festival

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 05.12.14 in News

Beautiful Noise, the long overdue shoegaze documentary that was funded via Kickstarter in 2012, has wrapped its final edits and announced its worldwide premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 31. According to Pitchfork, subsequent screenings will also be held on June 1 and at the Sheffield Doc Fest on June 8-9.

While its film poster is a little hokey — smiley-faced guitar pedals? really? — Beautiful Noise does cover a lot of crucial ground, including rare performance footage and/or interviews with Grouper, Kevin Shields, Robert Smith, Jim Reid, Sigur Rós and members of Ride, Slowdive, Swervedriver and more. Visual effects were also provided by someone who worked on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Matrix (John Nugent), and the score was written by Medicine guitarist/keyboardist Brad Laner, so it goes without saying that director Eric Green and producer Sarah Ogletree took the project seriously.

Have a look at the official trailer and a few clips below…