Black Lips – Kids Like You & Me
In 2009, The Black Lips started investigating the possibility of a bridge building tour of the Middle East with stops throughout the region. After two years of planning, several uprisings and a civil war, the tour finally came to fruition in the autumn of 2012.
Kids Like You & Me, directed by Bill Cody, documents a journey through one of the most exciting regions in the world including three ground-breaking stops in Egypt (the last known American rock band to play Egypt being The Grateful Dead in 1978!).
Get on the bus with the Black Lips and their good friends, Lebanese indie rockers, Lazzy Lung. See the people of the Middle East the way they really are. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners. Skaters, graffiti artists and musicians. Revolutionaries and dreamers. Kids like you and me. You’ll never look at the Middle East the same way after seeing this film.
A bombastic and eye-opening blitz through lands rarely travelled by Americans, the Black Lips’ ‘Kids Like You and Me’ is a dizzying document of the power of music. A long strange trip, indeed. —Shirley Halperin, The Hollywood Reporter