Between Me and My Mind recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be brought to cinema’s nationwide via Trafalgar Releasing. The documentary will reportedly screen in more than 300 theaters and fans can sign up for updates – including theater listenings and ticket information – on the film’s website.
Directed by Steven Cantor, Between Me and My Mind offers an in-depth look at Anastasio’s life, career and creative process. The film chronicles Anastasio as he sets to work on a new side project that will feature some of his most personal songs to date. At the same time, the film follows Anastasio as he begins to prepare for Phish’s always ambitious New Year’s Eve shows.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Anastasio spoke about participating in the documentary, noting that the only other time he or Phish have agreed to let a film crew follow them around was Todd Phillips’ 2000 movie, Bittersweet Motel. But with Between Me and My Mind, Anastasio said he was impressed by the filmmakers’ pitch about letting people into the creative process.
“We let them come and once they started going they were going,” Anastasio said. “They just were around for a year. I’m a fan of [Steven Cantor]’s work; I like his Sally Mann movie. We became friends because you just start getting used to them being around, and they feel like flies on the wall. They came out on tour and traveled on the bus…. It was a fascinating year that they were around. They were around during the period of Ghosts of the Forest, the “Soul Planet” thing, probably a little teeny bit of the birth of Kasvot Växt. It was a good year. It was an interesting year in the Phish world.”