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Please join us for the Louisville Premiere of "Pleased to Meet Me" presented by Woodford Reserve Threatened with bankruptcy and a lawsuit from his label. "Pleased to Meet Me" is pleased to be moving forward. Louisville producer/ director Archie Borders says his film was so successful during a. With the movie nearly, nearly complete (just a bit of mixing and stuff to do), and looking at a fall premiere, we thought we'd post this bit of video. Making a movie.
What would happen if you checked the classified ads for musicians in search of a band, got them all together for a day, and then sat back and watched as they recorded one song, practiced it, and found their groove? It might feel something like watching this low-key indie comedy, which feels just as experimental as its premise.
Amy Mann and John Doe play Laura, a producer with a vision, and Pete, a veteran punk rocker, who invite a motley crew including Over the Rhine's Karin Bergquist as a lounge singer with a confidence problem, and Loudon Wainwright as a crotchety theremin player to fumble their way toward creative chemistry while everything is recorded by a mildly amused engineer Joe Henry.
Pleased to Meet Me
You won't hear cries of "Oscar! Catch the playful, improvisational spirit of the thing, and you'll find something genuine and endearing about this band of dreamers as they search for inspiration.
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The movie aims for amiable, casual fun, with some flashes of wisdom and wit, and not much more. At times, the script by director Archie Borders and David Henry Joe's brother leans toward Christopher Guest satire territory, but mostly it's a tongue-in-cheek sketch of what can happen when competing egos learn to get over themselves and accomplish five decent minutes of music.
It feels like a story told by people who have been there.
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Borders is not a particularly imaginative director -- he mostly moves his camera around the studio in a search for memorable small-talk moments, and he doesn't seem particularly interested in composing memorable images. But if you are familiar with Mann, Doe, Henry, Wainwright, and Bergquist, you'll enjoy watching them goof around together.
These characters' stories are told with a very light touch: There are, of course, hints of romance Pete and Laura have a casual Benedick-and-Beatrice thing going, behaving like an old married couple who have never gone out on a date. And Duncan, the young metalhead-turned-born-again-rocker Adam Kramerstrikes sparks with a starry-eyed bass player Morgan Nagler.
His one-time partner, now-out-on-her-own indie producer Laura Klein, approaches Pete to appear on a segment of a syndicated radio show. Laura's pitch is simple: The musicians are assembled.
It's a vibrant cross section of talent: For Laura, this is an opportunity to establish a life out from under Pete's shadow. For Pete, it's a chance to connect and re-mix his personal and creative life. For the unknown band, it's a time to see if they have what it takes to fulfill, or say goodbye to, the unfulfilled dream of making it in the music business. Pleased to Meet Me is a funny, unexpected look into the unrealized dreams and possibilities of artists.
‘Pleased to Meet Me’ review by Jeffrey Overstreet • Letterboxd
Doe founded the much-praised L. He has appeared in more than 30 film and television productions including Roadhouse, Great Balls of Fire, Boogie Nights. Aimee Mann as Laura Aimee Mann is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist who hit the international stage in with her hit song "Voices Carry.
To date, Wainwright has released 22 studio albums. Joe Henry as Terence Joe Henry is a Grammy-winning performer and producer who's work spans the last two decades. He has served as music supervisor on several films including Knocked Up, and had a song on the soundtrack of The Devil Wears Prada.
She has recorded several albums and toured and recorded with the likes of Joe Henry and the Cowboy Junkies. She has acted in everything from episodic television to feature films and of course, her own music videos.
Timothy Morton as Steve Timothy has been acting and collaborating in indie film productions for ten years, most recently playing the leading role in the award-winning and critically acclaimed feature film, "Pilgrim Song," which is currently running the festival circuit.
In his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, he plays fiddle and guitar with the old-time band, Trappers Keepers. Adam Kramer as Duncan Adam Kramer is a multi-instrumentalist, writer and luthier.
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Our focus is on the production of solid genre-driven material with proven, marketable talent. To find out more about our past and current projects or how you can submit your own feature project for consideration, please contact us at: As one of the owners of Degrees, Archie is also the writer-director of the feature film Pleased to Meet Me, an adaptation from of the nationally syndicated radio program This American Life.