The Secret to a Happy Ending

This evening I got to attend the premiere of The Secret to a Happy Ending, Barr Wiessman’s film about the Drive-By Truckers.
And, man, I was a film major in college (well, film certificate if you want to be technical about it) and that part of my brain wants to say a few things about the movie.
But I’m finding that I lack the ability to speak objectively about this movie.
It’s about the Drive-By Truckers, about the music, about music holding every together for as long as it can, and about what happens after that.
And I just love this band so much. That I can’t unpack my love and the beauty of the movie from everything else.

If the movie gets a wide release or a DVD release it is a must see for all fans of the band. But it is beyond that. It’s a good rock and roll movie.

The secret to a happy ending is knowing when to roll the credits.
Better roll them now before something else goes wrong.

If you still think about each other and smile before you remember how screwed up it’s gotten or maybe dream of a time less rotten.
Remember, it ain’t too late to take a deep breath and throw yourself into it with everything you got.
It’s great to be alive.

– Drive-By Truckers, “A World of Hurt”

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