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TROUBADOURS

USA, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Backbeat)

Director: Morgan Neville

TROUBADOURS

A documentary love letter to the LA singer-songwriter scene of the early 70s that took the world by storm.

As the heady days of 60s political folk started to decline, LA found itself home to the rise of a new singer-songwriter movement - one that, by the time the 70s had rolled around, had arrived at the forefront of popular music.

Morgan Neville (Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, MIFF 2008) profiles the epicentre of this musical movement - the Troubadour, an old beatnik folk club in West Hollywood that became as legendary as the line up of musicians who started their careers there: Elton John, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, and comedians Steve Martin and Cheech & Chong.

Anchored by the stories of Carole King and James Taylor, Troubadours takes in the generation-spanning influence of these iconic musicians and their enduring musical legacy.

D Morgan Neville P Eddie Schmidt Dist Universal Music TD HD Cam/2010

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