Documentary on Dixie Chicks uproar premieres at Toronto International Film Festival

The now infamous remarks by Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines continues to cause waves and now the media crazed event has been turned into a  documentary set to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, according to organizers.
 
Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck new documentary “Dixie Chicks – Shut Up and Sing,” is set to receive a “high-profile gala screening” at the annual event. The film showcases the anger that the country music trio were forced to face three years ago following the singer’s comments about President Bush at a London concert/

The festival will also be a showcase for other music related film including a North American premiere for U.S. documentary “The U.S. vs. John Lennon.” The film, from David Leaf and John Scheinfeld, is a look at Lennon’s transition from music pop star to anti-war activist. The festival will also feature Paul Rachman’s “American Hardcore.” The film examines the 1980s hard-core punk music scene.

 

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