A rock & roll Fog of War about Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart.
In marked contrast to COLOR ME OBSESSED, director Gorman Bechard’s risky yet rewarding 2011 Replacements documentary that featured no songs or appearances by its subject matter, his upcoming EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART doc completely flips the formula: It’s 100% unfiltered, unrestrained Grant Hart. The former Husker Du co-songwriter/singer/drummer welcomes you into his world, immediately addresses any HD reunion possibilities in an old interview, and is shown wailing behind his kit during that renowned middle-American punk band’s heyday. And that all happens before the film’s title even appears.
What follows is a revelatory exploration of a singularly unique artistic force, one whose creative career is often overshadowed by that of his former bandmate, and who finally, rightfully, gets a moment in the spotlight. It’s an oral, and aural, history of Husker Du’s so-called “wild one”, from his rocky family life through the formation of his most well-known band; from their bitter break-up into the musical projects that followed; from his troubled past to his hopes for the future. Hart is a captivating, candid subject who holds the screen as he holds forth on everything from the mismanagement of seminal label SST, his relationship with William S. Burroughs, and his forthcoming double-album take on Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” It’s a musician’s life, and it’s all here. Everything.
“I don’t want to say I’m a normal person, because I’m the only person I’ve ever been. I want to be the most excited and exciting person that I can be.” – Grant Hart, EVERY EVERYTHING
Directed/edited by Gorman Bechard
Written/produced by Gorman Bechard & Jan Radder