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Bruce and Of Montreal Working on Music Documentaries ‘Springsteen & I’ and ‘Song Dynasties’

Bruce and Of Montreal Working on Music Documentaries 'Springsteen & I' and 'Song Dynasties'

“Springsteen & I,” a new documentary from Ridley Scott Associates and Black Dog Films, will offer fans the chance to contribute their own movies about what the Boss means to them. With Baillie Walsh directing, “Springsteen & I” will act as an open call for people the world over to share their “most personal insights, abstractions and reflections” on the artist and his effect on their lives, according to a press release sent out Tuesday.

Movies and images can be uploaded through the film’s website and will be edited by a production team into a feature-length film. The filmmakers ask that all footage be submitted raw, and suggest that it might include “photographs, old footage or audio narration.”

The deadline for uploads is Nov. 29. “Springsteen & I” is set for worldwide theatrical release in 2013.

Also entering the documentary game this week are indie rockers Of Montreal, who first began documenting their rise in 2007 when “Great World of Sound” writer-director Craig Zobel captured concert footage at back-to-back gigs at the Avalon in Los Angeles. The band — with the help of filmmaker Jason Miller, among others — has spent recent years amassing a store of film that it aims to edit and release in March as a feature-length film called “Song Dynasties.” In addition to the last five years’ footage, the doc will include material culled from a recently discovered cache of camcorder cassettes dating to the band’s early days.

In order to pay for a final round of filming and associated costs — as well as the processing of what now amounts to hundreds of hours of tape — Of Montreal launched a Kickstarter campaign Monday. In its quest to raise $75,000, the band is offering some unorthodox pledge bonuses, which include but are not limited to: a 10-foot dress and golden tear-away jacket worn on stage by singer Kevin Barnes, a viking canoe that appeared in the music video for the song “Coquet Coquette,” and a trailer for same. 

Of Montreal hopes to reach its goal by Dec. 12.      

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