I went to one of the "one night only" showings of this film and boy was I disappointed. If you are looking for a sterile, unappealing documentary, check this out. I attended the 2004 and 2005 festival and this is nothing like that experience. The only redeeming parts of this film are the clips of a couple of good bands they included in the final cut. This film spent too much time dealing with stoned hippies trying to set up tents and not enough time with the bands that made the festival enjoyable. Overall this festival is nothing like this film, mainly because as the festival changes year to year, this film makes it all seem as though it is all one year, one event. I think when Goldenvoice decided to make a documentary they had a great idea, but I think they should have thought more carefully about the filmmaker who would be in charge. If you went to the festival,you should see this movie just for the few redeeming scenes and the nostalgia-you will appreciate it. If you did not attend the festival, do not waste your time with this "film" you will not enjoy it, and you will get the wrong impression of the festival.
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The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been hailed as "the best American festival" by Rolling Stone, "the nation's most respected rock festiva' by the Los Angeles Times, and "...
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The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been hailed as "the best American festival" by Rolling Stone, "the nation's most respected rock festiva' by the Los Angeles Times, and "probably the best festival in the world" by England's NME. This feature-length film captures performance highlights from the festival's first six years: the iconic headliners include Radiohead, The Arcade Fire, Bjork, Bright Eyes, the Mars Volta, Morrissey, the Pixies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the White Stripes. the Flaming Lips and many more. Coachella: The Film is already taking its place beside concert epics such as Woodstock as the musical portrait of a generation.
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Falls Short of ExpectationsReviewed byyoungurbanVote: 3/10
It certainly takes an acquired taste to see the breadth of opinion in this movie. One commenter has expressed that the movie, as a documentary, is one-sided and promotes only one view of the Coachella festival, which is simply inaccurate.
The Coachella film is primarily concerned with, not the benefits of going or not going to a concert, but the different experiences available to Coachella fans. The breadth of opinion lies, not in whether or not the ticket money is worth it, but in which bands one would prefer to see.
The case in point is the Oasis interview juxtaposed with another artist's interview (his name escapes me). The two interviews, zipped together, provide very different opinions of what a live musical experience is: Is it a political movement? Or is it an opiate? In my opinion, it's one of the best parts of the movie.
Based on the sheer variety of bands, anyone who complains about the musical experience at Coachella must have been simply too lazy to walk to another stage. And the film reflects the same cornucopia of genre: twee, noise, punk, pop, rap, avant-garde... you name it.
POINT: If, the last time someone asked what kind of music you like, you truthfully answered "every kind" or "all kinds," you owe it to yourself to enjoy this movie.
I went into this movie only expecting to see a couple good performances (which i did see a few) and beyond that I had no idea what to expect.
Beyond 4 or 5 performances this movie is drivel. I sat there with my head barely above water during multiple redundant interviews about how the festival is this escape from the turmoil of politics, from hate, and especially the festival brings everyone together. I don't know if the filmmakers know how hollow their message is, and all this stuff about equality and love is totally ridiculous because they only interview white hippie kids.
How about... a documentary about coachella could give accounts of DIFFERENT peoples experiences at the festival and what it means to them. I mean how "equal" and "fair" is a festival that costs 200+ just for the ticket, forget about travel and lodging.
I do thank the filmmakers for the arcade fire, fischerspooner, white stripes and flaming lips performances. They were really fun to watch. There should have been more music and less repetitive commentary. Did i say there were repetitive interviews and redundant commentary? Because there was quite a bit of that.
I have a stale taste in my mouth.