MSPIFF: if it's music you want... part 2 - Cloud Cult
Posted at 12:40 PM on April 21, 2009
by Euan Kerr
"No One Said it Would be Easy: a film about Cloud Cult" is part of the Minnesota Made series at MSPIFF.
Director John Burgess followed Cloud Cult for 18 months interviewing band members and fans while also shooting concerts including "Rock the Garden" at the Walker Art Center. He blended in archive footage, animation and a few special effects to create a portrait of a unique band centered around Craig Minowa. It's Minowa's personality, musical talent, and eco-driven philosophy which sets Cloud Cult apart. They work in a green studio run on geo-thermal energy, they have painters who create huge canvases during their shows.
For fans it will be great. For people who don't know the band, the musicians unique approach to life and creativity is a wonder to behold.
Burgess will introduce the film and several Cloud Cult members will attend the screening today. There is then a post-show party at the Nomad Pub.