‘Do it Again’ is a movie about extreme fandom, mid-life crisis, the joy of making music, and the madness of the Davies brothers. Geoff Edgers is compelling.”
Tom Perrotta, author of Election, Little Children
Should warm the hearts of anyone who ever swooned to ‘Lola’ or ‘Waterloo Sunset.’ ”
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
It is a quest. Geoff Edgers, a newspaper reporter dreading the approach of his 40th birthday, decides to take a most improbable leap. He sets out to find the still-surviving members of the long dormant British rock band, the Kinks (â€śYou Really Got Me,â€ť â€śLolaâ€ť and â€śCome Dancingâ€ť), to convince them to reunite. Never mind that heâ€™s an American with just one connection to Kinks leader Ray Davies and his younger brother Dave: Edgers grew up loving their music.
When his initial mission fails, Edgers turns the film into a meditation on the power of music and his own chance to testify on his love for the Kinks. He also meets with Kinks fans that include Sting, Zooey Deschanel, REMâ€™s Peter Buck, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock and Clive Davis.
There are other movies about music. But thereâ€™s nothing quite like â€śDo It Again,â€ť a kind of â€śShermanâ€™s Marchâ€ť — with guitars. Director Robert Patton-Spruill (â€śSqueeze,â€ť â€śPublic Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordomeâ€ť) follows Edgers from Boston to California, from Las Vegas to New York City.
Robert Patton-Spruillâ€™s critically-acclaimed debut, 1997â€™s â€śSqueezeâ€ť told the story of three close friends in a tough section of Boston. He followed with 1998â€™s â€śBody Count,â€ť starring David Caruso, Forest Whitaker and John Leguizamo, and 2005’s “Turntable.” After directing videos for rap legends Public Enemy, Patton-Spruill documented the band in the 2007 film, â€śWelcome to the Terrordome.â€ť He lives in Roxbury, MA. with his wife, Patricia Moreno, and their daughter, Alejandra. He teaches at Emerson College.
Geoff Edgers is a staff writer at the Boston Globe who has also written for GQ, Wired, Details and Spin and had two childrenâ€™s books published by Grosset & Dunlap. He got his first guitar in 6th grade, a Supro his uncle bought in the 1960s. After playing in bands all through high school, Edgers quit playing music to become a full-time writer and start a family. He lives with his wife, Carlene Hempel, and daughter Lila in Arlington, MA.
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