Dir. Eric Mahoney, 2019, USA, 108 mins
This is a tragic story, but it's not a story about tragedy.
In the mid 1990's, Dayton, Ohio’s music scene began to generate worldwide buzz thanks to the influential indie rock being produced by the likes of The Breeders and Guided by Voices. Arguably the most innovative of all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor. The band was opening for Beck and slated to sign a major label record deal when Taylor was tragically killed in a bizarre auto accident, leaving his family and bandmates to pick up the pieces. Over the past two decades Brainiac's music has gone on to influence the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, The National and countless others. This film explores the band's music, legacy, massive influence on pop culture and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones.
Features members of Brainiac, Fred Armisen, Steve Albini, Matt Berninger, Buzz Osbourne, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Melissa Auf der Maur, David Yow, Stuart Braithewaite, Eli Janney, and many others.