Fishbone's Everyday Sunshine Released on DVD TODAY
Submitted by Girlie Action Media on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:07
Following its US theatrical release in 75+ cities and its national broadcast premiere on PBS the award winning documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone will be available on DVD today, February 21st, 2012 by The Cinema Guild on SPARK, a new home video label dedicated to releasing quality documentaries on the arts.As the first release to go out under SPARK Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone kicks things off by documenting the raucous history of the pioneering all-Black rock band Fishbone,When Fishbone first emerged from California, no other band sounded or looked like them, and the weight of their innovative and iconic presence is still being felt decades later. Coinciding with the group’s 25th anniversary, filmmakers Lev Anderson & Chris Metzler have directed a compelling new documentary, narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is both a fascinating and brutally honest look at the band’s history for longtime fans, as well as a perfect entry point for newcomers.Jampacked with over 100+ minutes of bonus features, the DVD release includes audio commentary tracks by both the band and filmmakers, deleted scenes, interview outtakes with Fishbone and Rock Stars (No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Brains, Chuck D, Gogol Bordello), special featurettes, and unreleased performance footage of Fishbone’s early years and today.Everyday Sunshine is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South Central-Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980's, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of "making it." Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, and an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, Everyday Sunshine explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California's legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.At the heart of Fishbone's story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.The documentary includes interviews with: Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ice-T (rapper), Branford Marsalis (saxophonist), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros), Questlove (The Roots), and more.Happy 25th Anniversary Fishbone!