Featuring interviews from Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Les Paul, Elvis Costello, and more, this documentary takes a critical look at the increasing commercialization of music over the past three decades. Using historic footage, the film looks at the evolution of American music and the artists who created it, and attempts to expose the current state of American popular music. "The reality is that superficiality is in," says Marsalis. "And depth and quality is kind of out." (2006, 93 min.)
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