DCIFF Alumni Spotlight – Chris Metzler and Lev Anderson Dec 15, 2011
Filmmaker and DCIFF alum Chris Metzler is currently on a multi-city tour with the rockumentary lauded by critics and loved by audiences, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. This festival darling won the 2011 DCIFF Grand Jury award for Best Documentary. Everyday Sunshine chronicles the journey of the LA funk-punk rock band Fishbone in and out of the music world and the roots they return to in the city they live in over a quarter century. Thanks to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the filmmakers returned to DC November 11 for a free screening of Everyday Sunshine at U Street’s historic Lincoln Theater, followed by a Q&A session with the directors and a concert by Fishbone. Between back to back screenings on the festival circuit, Everyday Sunshine has had a limited release in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and been broadcast on PBS, and recently became available on DVD as well. For more information about Everyday Sunshine, its theatrical tour, or the filmmakers, be sure to go to their website at www.fishbonedocumentary.com.
editor’s note: Fishbone’s lyrics were at the root of a recent controversy and some public apologies at the Jimmy Falon Show.