A documentary about “low-rock” alternative group Morphine and their too-brief decade-long tenure will arrive on DVD and video-on-demand service this October. Journey of Dreams is considered the “definitive, in-depth tale” of the group, which disbanded in 1999 following the death of frontman Mark Sandman at the age of 46. The film will be available on DVD beginning October 21st and VOD on October 18th.
In addition to archival video, never-before-seen photos and Super 8 film and intimate concert footage, Journey of Dreams features interviews with surviving Morphine members saxophonist Dana Colley and drummers Billy Conway and Jerome Deupree as well as Sandman’s girlfriend Sabine Hrechdakian.
“Morphine is one of those bands you keep in your arsenal because young people should really hear that,” Henry Rollins says in the trailer above.
Prior to the DVD/VOD release, Journey of Dreams, will premiere at Utopia, Texas’ Utopiafest on September 29th. The next day, Vapors of Morphine, the band Colley and Deupree formed following Sandman’s death, will perform at the fest; Conway frequently appears as a guest.
New York and Los Angeles screenings, complete with Vapors of Morphine performances, are scheduled for October 15th and October 19th respectively. Check out the film’s site for more screening and pre-order information.