Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

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Doco looking at the epic career of songwriter Brian Wilson, through interviews, a live performance of a new song, and words from the man himself. More

Including interviews with music luminaries such as Elton John and Bruce Springsteen, Long Promised Road also features a live performance of a new song written and played especially for the film by Wilson and Jim James of Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket.

'Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road is a deeply personal documentary that explores the life and career of Brian Wilson, the legendary songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys, through a literal and metaphorical road trip across Los Angeles, Brian's hometown. With Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine behind the wheel and Brian selecting the music, the two revisit many of the periods and locations integral in shaping Brian’s life...
With honesty and humour, this intimate, unconventional, and deeply revealing portrait of one of rock & roll’s most legendary - and most enigmatic - icons, explores The Beach Boys cofounder’s life in music, his struggles with mental illness, and the daily rhythms of his life.' (Official synopsis)

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Kindly film-making that puts Wilson at ease, and allows for some rare, unusual portraiture of the Beach Boys mastermind.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The director and editors Hector Lopez and Kevin Klauber have crafted something compelling, ever attentive to Wilson’s moods, anxieties and joys, to the way he listens to the songs and to the way he answers Fine’s questions with a childlike (or sage-like?) simplicity.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

It’s revealing, if only of how opaque Wilson is.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Long Promised Road doesn't really bring us any closer to comprehending the inner workings of Brian Wilson's extraordinary mind, but it might just remind us that there is a real suffering human being behind the musical magic.

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