Legendary singer/songwriter David Crosby is subject of the new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which was produced by Cameron Crowe and directed by A.J. Eaton. The synopsis:
A triumph at Sundance, this inspired collaboration between director A.J. Eaton and producer Cameron Crowe captures David Crosby, member of three major groups in music history (The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), with unflinching candor as the singer-songwriter confronts mortality and assesses the damage of his earlier days. At the same time, his redemptive journey back to music is universally inspiring and uplifting, bearing an emotional impact that transcends the standard rock documentary genre.
In the illuminating twilight of his days as a living legend, “Croz” has chosen living over legend. He’s making less money but more music than ever, hitting the road despite health issues, surrounded by young players who have helped inspire a critically-acclaimed creative streak of fresh songs, albums, and performances. As a troubled talent but uncompromising and principled spirit whose voice has been harmoniously woven into the fabric of pop culture and music royalty since the mid-1960s (first with the Byrds but most famously as a founding member of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Crosby distinguishes himself as a masterful raconteur and unsparingly self-aware survivor.
Taking viewers through soaring career highs, along with the chemical variety that led to ravaging addictions and prison time, DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME explodes myths and sheds new light on all the music, politics, and personalities that crossed his incredible — and ongoing — path.
Speaking about it to Rolling Stone, Crosby says, “The way they do most documentaries these days is fucking bullshit. People make documentaries that are just shine jobs. I wanted to be honest.” And on working with Cameron Crowe, Crosby said, “I knew him when he was the kid in Almost Famous and we or Led Zeppelin were the band. Both of us stuck joints in his mouth and introduced him to girls, and that was that.”
The film gets its theatrical premiere in NYC and LA this Friday (7/19), with several screenings a day through July 25 at NYC’s Film Forum and The Landmark at 57 West and at LA’s ArcLight Hollywood and The Landmark. Tickets for both NYC and LA screenings are on sale now.
Watch the trailer below: