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Coachella (2006)




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Filmmaker Drew Thomas brings California's popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the screen with a different kind of musical documentary that not only showcases performances by some of the hottest acts to take the stage, but offers interviews with such musical icons as Beck, Joshua Homme, Mos Def, and Perry Farrell as well. From English icon Morrissey's performance at the inaugural Coachella Festival back in 1999 to Canadian indie rockers the Arcade Fire's electric 2005 set, the musical acts featured here run the gamut from hip-hop to alternative and virtually everything in between. Other artists featured include the Pixies, the Flaming Lips, Kool Keith, Radiohead, Saul Williams, and Squarepusher.

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Critic Reviews for Coachella

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Captures the fun, beauty and excitement of the annual summertime rock festival of the same name.

June 9, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An excellent overview of the ambiance and showcased talent at arguably the best annual U.S. rock festival ...

January 25, 2006

Unlike D.A. Pennebaker's great concert documentaries such as Monterey Pop and Don't Look Back, Coachella doesn't quite capture the stretches of tedium and fits of excitement that come with actually being at an event like this ...

January 25, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Skinny rockers preach about the power of parties. You get a sense that people really believe Coachella can heal society. We feel so far away from that dumb optimism now.

December 8, 2021 | Full Review…

A well-made, if insignificant, film about a well-managed, significant music festival.

June 11, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Captures some musical moments that are worth the price of admission and a box of popcorn, such as the Mars Volta going buck wild or the Pixies' triumphant showing in 2004.

April 7, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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