The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre in Dig!
Dir. Ondi Timoner. 2004, 107 mins. 35mm. With Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion. Dig! charts the course of two rock bands as they vie for success in the early 2000s. Shot over seven years, the film chronicles the relationship between The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre—particularly that of Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Anton Newcombe, the respective helmsmen. As they each come to prominence, the fates of the bands diverge significantly, with one steadily working its way up the industry ladder while the other becomes mired in personal conflict and drama. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, this riveting documentary evokes more than a touch of Spinal Tap.
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