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Indie singer/songwriter and recording icon Robyn Hitchcock and director John Edginton take questions after screening their concert documentary "I Often Dream of Trains in New York" at Schuba's as part of the second annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival on March 5 (see: cimmfest.org ).
After the Q&A, we give ReelChicago readers an exclusive preview clip of Hitchcock's sardonic barbershop quartet delivery of his classic "Uncorrected Personality Traits" from his 1984 album "I Often Dream of Trains in New York," which he revisits in full as the basis of his recent tour documented in the film by noted U.K. documentarian John Edginton—( otmoorproductions.com ).
Following the film fest screening and Q&A, Hitchcock returned to the intimate stage at Schuba's later that evening for sold out, one-man concert armed only with acoustic guitar, harmonica, soaring voice, and biting, spontaneous wit.
Following a 90-minute set of Hitchcock songs old and new, Robyn delivered an encore featuring his take on signature songs by the Doors, Bob Dylan, and enigmatic Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.
(For more on Robyn Hitchcock, his music, and art, visit RobynHitchcock.com )
BONUS MP3 EXCLUSIVE: REELCHICAGO COFFEEHOUSE INTERVIEW
with U.K. director/documentarian John Edginton
*(Interview by Dan Page vimeo.com/dpagemedia )—
An exclusive ReelChicago Coffeehouse Interview with U.K. Director and Documentarian John Edginton of Otmoor Productions. John talks about making "The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story" (2001), and how it led to a long-term creative relationship with indie music icon Robyn Hitchcock, now spanning two feature-length documentaries, "Robyn Hitchcock: Food Sex Death...and Insects" (2007) and "I Often Dream of Trains in New York" (2009).
In this revealing 30 min. interview, Edginton shares his secrets for getting documentaries made, and most importantly, funded by others, in advance of production—an important goal for all documentarians and indie filmmakers alike.
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