Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields – Official Trailer

The new Magnetic Fields’ documentary, which took Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara (also of Chickfactor, Black Tambourine fans) 10 years to make, should be a good one. There are the requisite talking heads — including Peter Gabriel (of course), Sarah Silverman (why not), Carrie Brownstein, Neil Gaiman, etc. — commenting on/arguing for Stephin Merritt’s brilliance and blah, blah, blah, but at least in the trailer, the most interesting parts are listening to Merritt himself or watching him pal around with his chihuahua Irving Berlin.

You can consult the official website for more info. Like: The film will have its “world premiere” at SXSW. (And don’t forget the recently released Realism.)