Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, a story about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one. At the heart of the film's story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist… More

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"It's a hearty, thoughtful, smartly assembled, vaguely complete documentary about a rock band that, even by the standards of out-there musical acts, seemed out there both in the mid-1980s and even now."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Even as a hagiography, though, it's pretty interesting."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A must see for Fishbone fans."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Anderson and Metzler collect dozens of great bits of rehearsal and performance footage as well as intimate footage between Moore and his family."
‑ Dan Lybarger, KC Active
"The pinnacle comes when Kendall rejoins them for an impromptu gig, stirring hope for a return to glory."
‑ Scott Fayner, Boston Phoenix
"It's a movie about what it's like to almost make it in the music business, but not really, not quite. It's about coming close and watching it slip away."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"[It] isn't the happiest movie about a band you'll ever see, but it is one of the more entertaining, and thanks to directors Lev Anderson and Christ Metzler, one of the most original."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"To hear the soaring craziness of Fishbone's "Sunless Saturday" is to wonder how such musical inspiration could possibly miss."
‑ Robert Horton, HeraldNet
""Everyday Sunshine" presents a raw lesson in how artistry and success often make incompatible partners."
‑ Jon Niccum, Kansas City Star
"Hold on to your hats for a heartwarming look into the private lives and public outrage of Fishbone, the critical mass that refuses to melt down."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"What makes this better than the usual Behind the Music-style doc is the frankness of its subjects and the fun way the filmmakers intersperse Fat Albert-style animation to tell their story."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"It seems telling just how many other musicians were willing to participate in the documentary to attest to the outfit's influence."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"It's a much more interesting story than your usual Behind the Music arc."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, Geekweek
"Everyday Sunshine is an uplifting entry that rises to its task rather than letting the music do all the talking."
‑ Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
"Gets the job done, and admirably, blending interviews, testimonials, concert footage and, interestingly, animation to build a full and engaging portrait of Fishbone."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
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