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The trailer for Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields which will play at the SXSW 2010 Film Festival.

Ten years in the making, Strange Powers is an intimate documentary portrait of songwriter Stephin Merritt and his band the Magnetic Fields.

With his unique gift for memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings that blend classic Tin Pan Alley with modern sounds, Stephin Merritt has distinguished himself as one of contemporary pop’s most beloved and influential artists. Both a prolific recording artist and composer of theater and film scores, he performs most famously as the Magnetic Fields, whose 1999 three-disc opus 69 Love Songs is widely considered a masterpiece of traditional songcraft and irresistible synthpop.

Strange Powers explores Merritt’s songwriting and recording process, and focuses on his relationships with his bandmates and longtime manager Claudia Gonson, revealing an artist who has produced one of the most engaging and confounding bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.

Duration
3 min 5 sec

Views
11,544

Posted On
February 06, 2010
Director
Kerthy Fix

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
March 12, 2010
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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No Music Available
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