Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone charts the turbulent history of the pioneering all-Black rock band Fishbone. Formed in 1979 in South Central Los Angeles, Fishbone landed a major label record deal soon after graduating high school. However, after this early success, the band struggled for acceptance in a racially stratified music industry, while their unabashedly hybrid style has kept them proudly out of fashion for over three decades.
Through frank interviews with the band, including eccentric co-founders Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher, the film reveals the creative alchemy, the clash of egos, and the enduring friendships behind Fishbone's storied career. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Read more about Lev Anderson, co-director of Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.
Read more about Chris Metzler, filmmaker of Leonard and the Mountain, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, and Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.
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