The Front Man

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Q&A with director Paul Devlin and film subjects!

With his fifth feature documentary, five-time Emmy winner and Independent Spirit Award nominee Paul Devlin has created a rare non-fiction rock ‘n roll comedy love story. The Front Man is an intimate portrait that evolves into a 27-year journey about a man so busy chasing his dreams that he risks missing what success really means.

Jim Wood is an everyman middle-class musician burdened by the desire for stardom. Dynamic and abrasively funny, he reveals surprising insight and intelligence as he grapples with the broken promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Jim must reconcile his joy creating music and his wife Christie’s desire for a child with a culture in which anything short of celebrity is failure.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 72 minutes
  • Director Paul Devlin

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