Louder Than You Think
An up-close cinematic walkabout through the life of Gary Young, the original (and highly unlikely) drummer of indie rock royalty Pavement. His booze and drugs-fueled antics (on-stage handstands, gifting vegetables to fans) and haphazard production methods (accidentally helping launch the lo-fi aesthetic) were both a driving force of the band’s early rise and the cause of his eventual crash landing. Leaving a wake of joy and/or destruction at every turn, Gary teeters the thin line between free-form self-expression and chaotic self-destruction. Thirty years on with scoliosis, blood clots, and a shriveled liver, Gary is still drumming with no regrets. Note: no puppets were harmed in the making of this film.
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Jed I. Rosenberg
Jeffrey Lewis Clark, Brian Thalken, Kelly Thomas
Jed I. Rosenberg, Greg King
Greg King, Jed I. Rosenberg
Noah Georgeson, Edward W. Dahl
Gary Young, Scott Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, Mark Ibold, Chris Lombardi, Adam Harper, Geri Bernstein Young, Kelly Foley, Eric Westphal
Director of Puppetry: Adrian Rose Leonard, Music Supervisor: Michael Turner