Free Film Screening of 'Don McLean: American Troubadour'
40 years after his iconic "American Pie" reached #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart, Don McLean is the subject of this 2012 documentary. McLean granted unprecedented access and interviews for the film, revealing his personal account of a career spanning over four decades and performing songs that have become integral parts of American pop culture.
Don McLean: American Troubadour also features over 15 live performances including "American Pie, " "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night), " "Crying" and "And I Love You So" along with extensive commentary by historian and Rolling Stone journalist Douglas Brinkley, interviews with other artists such as Brian Wilson and REM's Mike Mills, footage of McLean on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and performances of his songs by Elvis Costello and Fred Astaire (who inspired "Wonderful Baby").
This screening is a taster for The Don McLean Choir - an 8 wk course starting at the Tramshed in Narrabeen on Thursday 27th April. Enq: Kate Maclurcan (0412) 771 394
"Great look into the life and music of Don McLean, who is so incredibly talented."
"This McLean documentary was produced by film director Jim Brown, who also produced the documentaries Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time, and A Vision Shared: Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly."