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by Dana Harris
October 25, 2011 5:00 AM
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Watch: Trailer for "Andrew Bird: Fever Year" -- And Why You May Not Ever See The Film

Xan Aranda's debut, "Andrew Bird: Fever Year," was one of few world premieres at the New York Film Festival and it feels like a discovery. It isn't a concert film and it certainly isn't a personal documentary. However, it's a music documentary that's entertaining, lyrical and oddly revealing. And it's definitely worth seeing -- if you can.

Bird is a musician with a devoted fanbase and he spent a year on the road -- much of it, as the title suggests, with a fever. It's a testament to his dedication that he never stopped; similarly, it's a testament to his trust in Aranda, who had worked with the deeply private Bird on music videos, that he allowed this film to be made.

However, Bird owns the film. And at the NYFF, Aranda said he doesn't want it to be shown beyond the festival circuit. No theatrical, no DVD, no VOD; just the festivals.

It's possible, of course, that he could change his mind; Aranda says she's been approached by interested domestic and international buyers. But for now, screenings will be limited to the festivals, which you can track on the website.

In the meantime, enjoy the trailer.

Official Trailer (2:45) from Andrew Bird: Fever Year on Vimeo.


  • Carmen | January 19, 2012 12:43 AMReply

    And the only film fest I have the pleasure to attend this year is Sundance.... Why, oh why.

  • Rania | October 26, 2011 1:38 AMReply

    Loved this film. Had never heard of Bird before.