Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lost Rock and Roll

A documentary film that has been seven years in the making is nearing the finishing post. Where have I heard that before? Don't Think I've Forgotten is the brainchild, or would that be an excruciatingly long labour of love, of  director John Pirozzi. A feature length spotlight on Cambodia's musical heyday of the 1960s and 70s, DTIF will be full of never-before-seen archival footage and insightful present-day interviews, as well as scene recreations and animation. So I understand, though I'm still waiting to see. I recall in 2009, Pirozzi told me that he hoped to release the film in the middle of that particular year. And here we are three years later. One film that Pirozzi did finish and release was Sleepwalking Through The Mekong featuring the band Dengue Fever. That was a great taster for the music as it's played today, but DTIF will show it during its prime. When it's finished. But I can't talk...it took me four years to finish my book, To Cambodia With Love. Projects that you invest so much time and effort and passion into, are sometimes the hardest things to let go.

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