The Seven Best New Music Documentaries of the Year

From a doc on the Foo Fighters with rare footage of them performing with Eddie Vedder to the controversial Tribe Called Quest movie, here are the films you need to see

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“Color Me Obsessed, a Film About the Replacements”

"I wanted to make a documentary that didn’t play like a typical VH1 special,” says director Gorman Bechard of his two-hour tribute to the legendary beloved Minneapolis band. “I wanted it to be told by the people they influenced and by the fans.” So Color Me Obsessed features none of the Replacements on camera nor any of their music, but does include testimonials from admirers like the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon – “He says people should buy Tim because everything you’re hearing in music now can be found on that record,” says Bechard. Former Cheers star George Went was such a fan that he submitted his own Flip cam-filled tribute to the band. “It’s not just about the Replacements,” Bechard says. “It’s not just about the Replacements,” Bechard says. “It’s about how any band affects you and becomes almost part of your family.” Color Me Obsessed is set to play film festivals in Florida, Wisconsin, Chicago and Toronto, with other screenings in the works.

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