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‘Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill’ is streaming now at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
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The definitive documentary of one of our favorite singer-songwriters is streaming until March 1st. Don’t miss!
It’s hard to pin down where to start with an artist that suffered such an incredibly turbulent life and at the same time, composed – on par with Bach and Brian Wilson – brilliant, even genius level work. Sadly, tragedy was inevitable for Sill. Her father died when she was a child; her only brother did the same not too long after; her mother was an abusive alcoholic; and in her teenage years she began robbing liquor stores and gas stations. LSD, and eventually heroin, came shortly after and ultimately landed her in a reform school where she became the church organist.
Judee was always a devout christian, but it was in this church where she developed her gospel style as a musician and led her down the road of including the spiritual overtones that permeated in her recordings. She described them as “country-cult-baroque,” and began playing Hollywood nightclubs in the late ’60s. After meeting Graham Nash and David Crosby, Judee became their opening act and was discovered by famed LA record exec David Geffen.
We’ve been waiting for a documentary about Sill’s life for years now and were excited to wake up this morning to news that 2022’s Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill is finally available (very briefly) online. Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is streaming the film for $10 until March 1st. Don’t miss it! Who knows when it will be available again to the public…
From Big Sky: “An intimate portrait of 1970’s singer-songwriter, Judee Sill. After an adolescence of addiction, armed robbery, and prison, Judee became a uniquely influential folk musician yet never reached the fame of her contemporaries. As told by David Geffen, Linda Ronstadt, Weyes Blood, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, the film explores Judee’s unique musical style and crushing disappointment when not finding the audience she craved.”
Watch Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill now on Big Sky: https://watch.eventive.org/bsdff23/play/63cf0a5f74fd470029f21a98
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