Among our most anticipated films to premiere at SXSW is Barbershop Quartet, a documentary featuring the likes of punk/hardcore pioneers Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye, not to mention Damian Kulash of today’s EMI-estranged, YouTube beloved band OK Go, comedian/actress/activist Janeane Garofalo, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, former Clinton White House press secretary Mike McCurry, and many more. All we had to go on at the time was the following synopsis:
Keeping the independent/punk spirit alive, barbershop quartet fan Robb Topolski takes on the nation’s largest cable company, only to find himself at the center of a federal investigation, inspiring a larger story of censorship, individual voice and access.
“No trailer or nothin’ yet,” I wrote, “but they had me at ‘Ian MacKaye.’” Well, we now have a trailer, it is something, and they have me at way more than MacKaye.
Watch the trailer here or below, and stay tuned for an exclusive preview shortly.