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- Posted on Apr 19th 2010 2:30PM by Carter Maness
"The Kinks are simply rock's great, underappreciated band," Edgers told the Arlington Advocate. "They've written so many important songs and made so many special records, yet they're overshadowed by the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. I love their music, think Ray Davies is a genius and want more people to know about them."
Throughout the film, Edgers does way more than simply seek out members from the Kinks. He interviews other celebrity musicians like Sting and Zooey Deschanel to get their takes on why the band is so great and influential on the way. Of course, like most engaging documentaries, Edgers personal story as journalist at a turbulent newspaper also becomes part of the story as he continues on his quixotic journey.
"I learned that if you want to do something special, you have to force yourself to keep going, no matter how bleak or challenging the circumstances," Edgers continued. "That goes for writing a book, training for a marathon or making a movie. If we had stopped when we got turned down for interviews or found ourselves running out of money, we wouldn't be showing this film at the festival Saturday night."
That Saturday night premiere takes place April 24 at the Somerville Theatre during Boston's Independent Film Festival. You can watch the trailer at the movie's website.