Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Do It Again

 

Year: 2009
Country: USA
Run Time: 85 minutes

Do It Again
Do It Again

Geoff Edgers, a journalist with The Boston Globe, has a mission to complete before he turns 40: to reunite the four original Kinks – Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory – for a concert. Why do we need the Kinks? Edgers makes the case that so many bands were influenced by the group, including Oasis, Green Day, and Franz Ferdinand, just to name a few. But there is a delicate balance between devoted fan (cute) and obsessed fanatic (creepy). Soon Geoff realizes it's about the journey and not the destination. Early days are spent with rejection letters and unanswered phone calls until he finally enlists the help of some higher profile supporters. Those helpers include Warren Zanes (Del Fuegos), John Cusack, Zooey Deschanel, Yoko Ono, Robyn Hitchcock, Peter Buck (REM), Sting, recording mogul Clive Davis, and even Dave Davies. But the true goal, Ray Davies, remains elusive. Like many quests, this is as much a story about Geoff's unfulfilled wishes and dreams from youth and his reconciliation of past times. DO IT AGAIN is a great ride for Kinks fans and novices alike. – C.C.P.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Screenplay
Geoff Edgers

Director
Robert Patton-Spruill

Robert Patton-Spruill is director of several major features, including 1998's "Body Count," and the director of videos for rap legends Public Enemy. He lives in Roxbury, Massachusetts and teaches at Emerson College.

Filmography
"Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome" (2007), DO IT AGAIN (2010)

Producer
Geoff Edgers

Editing
Brad Allen Wilde

Principal Cast
Sting, Zooey Deschanel, Robyn Hitchcock, Paul Weller, Peter Buck, Warren Zanes and Geoff Edgers

Print Source

A special post-film discussion and Q & A will be held immediately following the March 26th showing with Producer Geoff Edgers, Director Robert Patton-

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