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Hot Docs 2015: Breaking a Monster

We’ve all seen the familiar arc of a rising musician in so many film biopics that you can probably recite it along with me: The musician toils in their humble beginnings, uses their talent and determination to get noticed, finds success (usually compromising their artistry at the demand of The Man along the way), gets caught up in a world of excess, watches their professional and personal world crumble as a result, and –if they’re lucky – makes it out alive on the other side. 508 more words

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Luke Meyer: Breaking a Monster, Unlocking the Truth

What’s a little jarring about filmmaker Luke Meyer is how he’s so immediate. Five minutes into our afternoon call, we’re already discussing deep-seated issues and themes that usually take some time to bubble up. 3,328 more words

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Film Review: 'Breaking a Monster'

Speed-metal band Unlocking the Truth have attracted a fair amount of attention (without releasing an album yet) by virtue of their novelty as three very young African-American lads playing a musical form whose audience is almost entirely white. 554 more words

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SXSW Film Review: Breaking a Monster

In Wayne’s World, Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) sneaks into the room of his sleazy new producer (Rob Lowe’s villainous Benjamin Oliver) to thumb through his personal belongings. 755 more words

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Last night’s Examined Life screening went over spectacularly well, thanks to everyone who was able to come out. Tonight, we’re having a radio listening session with Sean Cole and special guests: … 48 more words

Luke Meyer is no fool

Dr. Luke Meyer is no fool. I tried to pull the wool over his eyes today, but when a call came into his office from Gary Gygax, he picked up on my dastardaly plan nearly immediately. 93 more words

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