The Swell Season is one of the most intimate fly-on-the-wall peeks at the effects of stardom on two people at two very different points in their lives. It’s arguably the most accomplished music documentary of its kind since D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back.
This brief documentary by legendary rock ’n’ roll verité artist D.A. Pennebaker provides a glimpse of a '50s firebrand’s re-emergence as a novelty act amid the final days of a decade he helped to create, but in which he had played almost no role.
Our trio hunkers down comfortably in climate-controlled theatres to view the beautiful (and not so beautiful, and seldom as comfortable) chaos of the outside world through the gaze of the modern documentarian. And Michael Moore, nice fellow that he is, shares his slurpy.