Jan 09, 2012
Loren King, Boston Globe
Producer-director Chris Metzler brings his rock ’n’ roll documentary “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone’’ to the Boston area for a number of screenings over the next two weeks. The film, helmed by Metzler and Lev Anderson and narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, charts the 25-year career of the punk/funk band Fishbone, whose members hail from south central Los Angeles. Lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher defied categorization and stereotyping, making Fishbone one of the most original bands to come out of the 1980s. The film features interviews with Fishbone, Flea, Ice-T, Gwen Stefani, Perry Farrell, Bob Forrest, Branford Marsalis, and George Clinton. The area screenings, each followed by a question-and-answer session with Metzler, kick off Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. The film will also play Jan. 13-19 at Cinema Salem; Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. at Cape Anne Cinema in Gloucester; and Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Beverly Cinema. If you miss those theatrical screenings, watch for the documentary’s national broadcast premiere on Jan. 22 when it will launch PBS’s Afro-Pop documentary series (check local listings). The documentary will also be released on iTunes Feb. 1 to coincide with Black History Month, and a special DVD edition will be available Feb. 22 through the film’s website, http://www.fishbonedocumentary.com.