As eclectic as the festival itself, a two-disc CD release and a DVD commemorating this year’s second Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tenn., will showcase everyone from the Dead and Emmylou Harris to Sonic Youth and the Polyphonic Spree. The audio set “Live From Bonnaroo” and the DVD “270 Miles From Graceland – Bonnaroo 2003” will be issued Oct. 21 via Sanctuary.
John Alagia (John Mayer, Keller Williams) produced the 23-track CD compilation. It includes such highlights from the June 13-15 event as the Dead’s “Sugar Magnolia,” Warren Haynes’ “The Real Thing,” James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and Ben Harper’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.”
“For all my previous films, I was the main cinematographer,” Clinch says in a statement, recalling such features as “Pleasure & Pain,” his 2002 Harper documentary. “For shooting something of this magnitude — four stages, 80,000 people — I hired cinematographers who I could trust to translate the feeling I was trying to capture… a classic hand-held documentary style combined with adventurous framing and point of view.”
The film will receive a theatrical premiere Oct. 8 at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater.