Athens GA – Inside Out
“Has a refreshingly homemade feeling; it’s as likably odd and unpretentious as Athens itself.” – The New York Times
Led by the success of the B-52s and R.E.M., Athens, Georgia was the most happening music scene in the country by the mid-eighties. Following several different bands from different genres, this film paints Athens as a magical artistic environment where bands are not in competition, but co-exist in harmony and share the ideals of the land.
Live performances of R.E.M.’s ‘Swan, Swan H’ and ‘Dream (All I Have To Do)’ at the Lucy Cobb Institute chapel are included.
Also featured are performances and insightful interviews from: The B-52s, Pylon, B-B-Que Killers, Time Toy, Jim Herbert, Flat Duo Jets, John Seawright, Rev. Howard Finster, Dreams So Real, Peter Buck, Love Tractor, Rev. John D. Ruth, Kilkenny Cats and Squalls.
Director/Producer commentary · Bonus audio tracks · Testimonials from Jack White (White Stripes/ The Raconteurs) Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), David Gamble (Method Actors) and more · New interview with B-52s’ Kate and Cindy · Bonus Scenes