Barenaked In America


1h 30m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A rockumentary about the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
SHOOTING GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY PICTURES

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A rockumentary that follows Barenaked Ladies' band members Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, Jim Creeggan and Kevin Hearn over 14 days of their U.S. tour in support of their 1998 "Stunt" album and it's #1 hit "One Week." The documentary combines concert footage of the irreverent group, backstage antics, stories of late-night tour bus nude dancing and a sprinkling of celebrity interviews; and it manages to delve into some of the more serious challenges of what this ten-year-old Canadian band went through to find an audience in the U.S. and have their music taken seriously, while retaining a sense of humor and perspective.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
SHOOTING GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY PICTURES

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States September 29, 2000

Released in United States Fall September 29, 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22-29, 2000.

Shown at Toronton International Film Festival (Real to Reel) September 9-18, 1999.

Jason Priestly, long-time friend of the band, previously directed one of their award-winning videos.

Released as part of distribution package: "Shooting Gallery Film Series" (Loews Cineplex Entertainment). The 2000 package also includes: "Titanic Town" (United Kingdom/1998), "One" (USA/1997), "Human Resources" (France/1999), "A Time for Drunken Horses" (Iran/2000) and "Non-Stop" (Japan/1997).

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22-29, 2000.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronton International Film Festival (Real to Reel) September 9-18, 1999.)

Limited Release in United States September 29, 2000

Released in United States Fall September 29, 2000