23 January 2010

Sufjan & Co. documentary released soon??

Finally! Crooked River, the 2006 Swiss documentary by Kaleo LaBelle about his childhood friends, brothers Sufjan and Marzuki Stevens, is coming available stateside!

In the trailer, you can see glimpses into the daily life of music making, running, crafts, Pac-Man, and a long road trip from NY to Boston over to the Great Lakes and home to upper Michigan, to reunite with their estranged father. This long-awaited and deeply personal film is slowly coming out of obscurity.

Fervent searches haven't led to exactly when/where/how it will be available, but a public demand for this film will move the process faster and give it a wider release here.

Sufjan Stevens - Alanson, Crooked River.m4a


A member over at SufjanFans.com emailed the director of the film and received this in reply:

Thank you for writing and for your interest in the documentary film CROOKED RIVER by Kaleo La Belle, featuring brothers Sufjan and Marzuki Stevens. A DVD version of the film will be available for purchase in the Spring of 2010. Please check back on the CROOKED RIVER website for updates. Because of your interest in the film, you have been added to the CROOKED RIVER email list. An email will be sent out when the DVD is available.

Keep an eye out for Kaleo's newest feature documentary, BEYOND THIS PLACE, with musical score composed and performed by Sufjan Stevens and Ray Raposa (Castanets). A trailer for the film can be seen at http://www.beyondthisplace.ch.

HOORAY!!!!!!!! :D


AlexJeffers said...

Where about the internet can this trailer you speak of be found?

June said...

The link that is handily hyperlinked to the title of the movie! but here is the URL: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi814416921/

one good naysayer said...

It was only shown at a few Euro film fests 2-3 yrs ago. From what i understand it will not be released.

June said...

I talked to Kaelo a year or two back, and he said that he did want to get it over here, and likely that would start in Canada, but it was a slow process. I guess we will wait and see!

AlexJeffers said...


Lívia said...

This sounds promising.
I also was searching for the movie with no success, found only the trailer and this site: http://www.crookedriver.ch/, where the e-mail adress didn't worked.
I'm glad to hear that others managed to get more info, and I can't wait for the DVD release.

Anonymous said...

How can I also be put on The DVD release notification list!?!?!
Chad Jackson