Band rockumentaries can typically be watched in two ways: for those unfamiliar with the film's subject, it's usually an insightful peak into the world of professional musicians. For fans, however, these movies can induce what I like to call the Wizard of Oz effect. By the end of it, you'll have seen almost everything behind the curtain, though you might wish it could've all remained a wonderful, grandiose mystery.
Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. Find out what's under all of those corsets and animal masks and layers of lipstick.
In any case, Of Montreal is under the spotlight in The Past Is a Grotesque Animal, which is screening at FilmBar August 12 and August 14.More »