Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing

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Released 2006

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Director:
Barbara Kopple , Cecilia Peck
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
SHUT UP AND SING follows the Dixie Chicks, an extremely successful all-woman Texas-based country music trio, over a three year period of intense public scrutiny, fan backlash, physical threats, and pressure from both corporate and conservative political elements in the United States after lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticised then President George W. Bush during a live 2003 concert in London as part of their Top of the World Tour. This film is a fascinating and powerful look at the intersection of commerce, celebrity, and controversy.

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The documentary shows what a tight-knit group the Chicks are.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The movie offers a revealing case study of the relationship between politics, celebrity and the media in today's polarized social climate.

  • 60

    Variety

    It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should win over fans of the Chicks on the fence and of music docus and pe...

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