Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Andrew Bird: Fever Year


Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 80 minutes

Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Andrew Bird: Fever Year

A concert documentary as poetic and lingering as his lyrics, ANDREW BIRD: FEVER YEAR follows the ferocious touring schedule of the acclaimed and intensely talented musician Andrew Bird. Devoted to his music, almost to the point of possession, he remains an unclassifiable artist, reinventing the more traditional genres of folk, bluegrass, and indie-rock. Although the film takes us with him on his 165-stop tour, culminating in a perpetual fever and landing him on stage in crutches, its real message is about the artist's process of performance, of truly harmonizing with his on-stage environment. Watch as he plays to packed music halls as a disheveled, whistling, sparkle-shoed eclectic genius, entrancing his audiences with his precarious multi-instrumental looping technique. An exclusive look at the private mind of Andrew Bird, this film not only successfully captures a seemingly enigmatic creature, but also offers the extraordinary gifts of his collaborations with fellow artists Martin Dosh and Annie Clark of St. Vincent. – M.M.

CIFF36 Screenings

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7:45 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 2:45 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Film Competition
Music! Movies!

Xan Aranda

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Born and raised in Illinois, Xan Aranda has worked in the film, music video, and commercial industries since 1994. Today she is a freelance director, producer, and curator affiliated with the acclaimed documentary production company Kartemquin Films. She is the founder and executive director of Chicago Short Films Brigade and this is her fourth collaboration with musician Andrew Bird.

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Andrew Bird: Fever Year
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Chicago, IL 60657

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Cleveland Orchestra

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