Juliana Hatfield has had a busy few years. Her latest album, Weird, came out back in January. In 2018, she released the full-length covers album Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John, following her 2017 LP Pussycat. Today, the alt-rock icon stars in a new mini documentary called Undiscovered Planet.
Director David Doobinin gives the viewer an intimate window into Hatfield’s life and art. She plays guitar, sings, reads, and draws, reflects on living in solitude, learning rhythm, and escapist fantasies. Doobinin previously shot and directed the two videos from Hatfield’s Olivia Newton-John album. The two have discussed potentially documenting the making of her next album.
“What always struck me about Juliana the previous times we worked together is her physicality. The way she moves through each moment,” Doobinin says in a statement. “It’s an unselfconscious dance that teeters between a stumbling Chevy Chase and a Runway Model. She has this fearlessness in her music and the way she lives her life. I wanted to try and capture some of that. We both aren’t afraid to pay tribute to those in between, unpolished moments.”
Watch Undiscovered Planet below.
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