Last week I saw "Shut Up & Sing", the documentary about the Dixie Chicks. It was fantastic - inspiring and uplifting. I'm a big fan of the Dixie Chicks, but you don't need to be to enjoy this movie. A healthy dislike for Dubya will do.
"Freedom of speech is fine, as long as you don't do it in public: so the Dixie Chicks learnt after an anti-Bush statement at a London concert saw their fans turn against them, radio refuse to play them, and CD sales plummet. The top selling female recording artists of all time even received death threats – but still they refused to just shut up and sing. This film, voted Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival 07, covers the band's effort to ride out the turmoil that would leave their careers under a cloud, yet come out stronger at the end."
Showing at the Chauvel, Paddington.