If there’s one thing both fans of the Followills and their critics alike can agree on, it’s that Kings of Leon have hands-down one of the most compelling stories in rock. Filmmaker Stephen C. Mitchell aims to tell that tale in a forthcoming rock doc entitled Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon, which is set to debut at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. An international release date presumably will follow. Check out the trailer above and, if you so feel obliged, surf on over to the film’s official site, or the festival’s.
Rife with exclusive family interviews, soul-baring band-member ruminations (as well as ass-bearing home movies), and backstage footage, the trailer suggests the film will chronicle the band’s rise from the repressive clutches of a religious upbringing to the uninhibited indulgences of the rock ‘n’ roll road life — offering a pretty raw and insightful look into their inner-sanctum (not to mention their storied evolution of hairstyles).
While there’s nothing Music City-specific in the trailer, one can only assume some good, local-centric fodder is inevitable. Peep it.