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SONG SUNG BLUE

USA, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Greg Kohs

SONG SUNG BLUE

The story of a couple once on the precipice of fame. Sort of.

Trading as the Neil Diamond tribute band Lightning & Thunder, husband and wife Michael and Claire Sardina once more or less shared a stage with Pearl Jam, and almost became world-class rock-stars in their Milwaukee hometown. But true fame eluded them in their 20-year career. Rather than a standard white-bread-to-celeb rockumentary, Song Sung Blue takes a tragi-comic look at the delusion of celebrity, and the blinding appeal of the American Dream. Winner of both the Best Documentary and the Audience Award at this year's Slamdance Film Festival. “Dysfunction and delusion run rife through a stranger-than-fiction saga that starts out kitschily amusing, then finds drama and pathos in its subjects' rather hapless progress.” - Variety

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