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An intimate portrait of an artist who seemed to be headed for the top, but refusing to compromise a single bit to get there - never got there.
359 backers pledged $50,005 to help bring this project to life.

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P.S

Posted by Michael Gramaglia (Creator)
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Spring is almost here! I hope everyone has managed to keep warm and that everyone is well. Two announcements regarding the US distribution of the film. (European deals are pending.)

MARCH 11th the film will be available on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/dont-ask-me-questions-unsung/id824706774

April 8th it will be available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Ask-Me-Questions-Unsung/dp/B00I2Y7WGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1394204012&sr=1-1&keywords=graham+parker

Both platforms are currently offering pre-sale of the film.  Enjoy!

Final Update

Posted by Michael Gramaglia (Creator)

By now, everyone should have received the rewards due them. If not, please email me directly.  It's hard to believe it was three years ago when we met our goal and began the unending task of finishing this crazy film.  A couple of bits of news.

1. The film will be showing in NYC on October 10th in a new music film festival called the CBGBs Film Festival. 

2. We closed a deal for the US and Canada for VOD and traditional Broadcast as well as a DVD release of the film to follow.  Exciting stuff and I owe so much of the success of the film to all of the donors and the remarkable patience you've shown all these years through all the twists and turns of this process.  A final thanks to everyone of you and I think it's safe to say, we did it!

http://www.cbgb.com/films.php?p=f#!programmation=participant$don-t-ask-me-questions/1243

DVDs

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BBC Four

Posted by Michael Gramaglia (Creator)

To all the UK backers. The film will be shown on BBC four March 15th.  To all the rest of the world, we have a few deals on the table and may be shortly announcing festivals.  Below is our first official review.

Review by: Mark Braxton

It’s not all stadium-filling megastardom in BBC4’s rockumentaries. Some stories are more modest and in many ways more interesting. Like that of the Surrey petrol-pump attendant who stole briefly into the late-70s limelight. Often mentioned in the same breath as Elvis Costello, Graham Parker accrued a loyal following through electrifying gigs with his band the Rumour.

“It’s been one long, average ride,” jokes Parker, but he comes over as an engaging, grounded character. And what fans! Bruce Spingsteen, Black Francis, Joe Jackson and Nick Lowe all chip in about this small, spindly troubadour who blended chip-on-shoulder attitude with soul and warmth. A heartening coda shows what sometimes happens with steady, hard graft: eventually you get noticed.

About this programme

Documentary exploring the life and career of singer-songwriter Graham Parker, including his decision in 2011 to re-form his old band the Rumour to record an album of new songs. The musicians have seen acts they inspired eclipse their moderate success in the 1970s, and the film examines their feelings now they are back together making music. With contributions by Bruce Springsteen and Nick Lowe.