Film

Friday, February 24, 2012 Andrew Bird: Fever Year Q&A with director Xan Aranda after the screening
San Francisco Premiere
Roxie Theater $10 / 9:00PM / Website Buy Tickets Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago - feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal "perfectly adapted to the music hall?" Andrew Bird: Fever Year is the first to capture Bird's precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances with collaborators Martin Dosh, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, and others.

Andrew Bird: Fever Year isn't a document of Andrew's intimate details or an assay of his sweat. It's a snapshot a time during which he became "perfectly adapted to the music hall" - his risk and reward for being an undeniable creative force. Directed by Xan Aranda, 81 minutes.