San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Louder Than You Think + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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An up-close cinematic walkabout through the life of Gary Young, the original (and highly unlikely) drummer of indie rock royalty Pavement. His booze and drugs-fueled antics (on-stage handstands, gifting vegetables to fans) and haphazard production methods (accidentally helping launch the lo-fi aesthetic) were both a driving force of the band’s early rise and the cause of his eventual crash landing. Leaving a wake of joy and/or destruction at every turn, Gary teeters the thin line between free-form self-expression and chaotic self-destruction. Thirty years on with scoliosis, blood clots, and a shriveled liver, Gary is still drumming with no regrets. Note: no puppets were harmed in the making of this film.

**Filmmakers and subjects in attendance for Q&A**

  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jed I. Rosenberg
  • Producer
    Jeffrey Lewis Clark, Brian Thalken, Kelly Thomas
  • Cast
    Gary Young, Scott Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, Mark Ibold, Chris Lombardi, Adam Harper, Geri Bernstein Young, Kelly Foley, Eric Westphal