OK, I have to admit that I'm of two minds about this here Kickstarter project to produce a documentary tentatively called Pilgrimage: A Search for Authenticity. Two digital cinema students at DePaul University in Chicago (go Blue Demons!) are going to Bonnaroo, and want to make a movie about it. Good for them. And they want to crowdsource the funding. Good for them again. I have to say, though, that "A Search for Authenticity" sounds awfully precious, and like something a college kid who doesn't know shit about anything would subtitle a movie — but I also have a hard time holding it against them. Well, until the one dude says they want to drive the back roads to Tennessee and "really experience America in the manner of Kerouac or Boroughs," which, like, the only thing worse than a culturally own-back-patting Boomer is a college kid who thinks the Boomer experience is some kind of Authenticity sperm bank just waiting to impregnate our fractured post-postmodern consciousness, bro. Anyway, the aspiring filmmakers have lined up the verbal support of both Matt and Kim, all of Toro y Moi, Tennis and one dude from The Low Anthem. If you want to pony up some cash of your own, head over to their Kickstarter page before June 1.
(Via Consequence of Sound.)