Shut Up & Sing
follows the top selling female band of all-time, the Dixie Chicks
, in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush
statement at a 2003 concert – from the ensuing backlash to the band’s triumphant return to the top of the charts.
The Dixie Chicks rocked the charts with their infectious energy, musicality and overall charm… and then they rocked the world with a controversial political stance, alienating their fan-base and forcing them into a very different kind of spotlight. Taking the stage on DVD February 20, from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company, Shut Up & Sing
was directed by two-time Oscar®-winner Barbara Kopple
(Best Feature Documentary: Harlan County, U.S.A
, 1977 and American Dream
, 1991) and Cecilia Peck and chronicles the eye-opening and unexpected consequences of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush statements at a 2003 concert.
"A revealing case study of the relationship between politics, celebrity and the media in today’s polarized social climate" (New York Times
), Shut Up & Sing
illustrates that freedom of speech is fine… as long as it's not exercised in public. An inspiring comeback story featuring a rousing soundtrack – including music from the Chicks' Grammy nominated "Not Ready To Make Nice," and "The Long Way Around" – Shut Up & Sing
is a "hell raising, soul stirring and utterly fascinating musical movie [that] is bound to have you whistling Dixie on the way out" (Maxim
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