Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields Image

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Summary: Songwriter Stephin Merritt is known as "the Cole Porter of his generation" for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, "Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields" explores his friendship with his longtime bandmate and manager Claudia Gonson. Through his recording and songwriting process, the film traces a 20-year career that has yielded one of the most engaging bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.
Runtime: 89 min
Production: Fix Films
Genres: Music, Documentary
Countries: USA, Germany, UK, France, Denmark
Language: English
Director Credit
Gail O'Hara Director
Kerthy Fix Director
Cast Credit
Alexandra Klasinski Herself
Carrie Brownstein Herself
Claudia Gonson Herself
Daniel Handler Himself
Emma Straub Herself
Ethan Cohn Cast
Kenny Mellman Himself
Laura Ballance Herself
Peter Gabriel Himself
Sam Davol Himself
Sasha Frere-Jones Himself
Stephin Merritt Himself
Producer Credit
Alan Oxman Producer
Gail O'Hara Producer
Kerthy Fix Producer
Pamela Tanner Boll Executive Producer
Paul Kloss Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: