A forthcoming documentary about journeyman Americana singer/songwriter John Prine will be screened in movie theaters upon its release at some point in the near future, Rolling Stone reports. The film, which will be titled, John Prine: Hello in There, is currently in post-production but has already been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics. The film has yet to receive an official release date as of Tuesday’s announcement.
Hello in There was directed by Zachary Fuhrer, who also directed the 2012 documentary, Politicians + Prostitutes, and served as an Associate Producer on the 2012 Hollywood feature film, Pain & Gain. Production for the film began in the months leading up to the arrival of Prine’s latest studio album, 2018’s The Tree of Forgiveness. In the months since, it was announced that Prine will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame later this year. John Prine was also nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame’s class of 2019, but didn’t get the final nod of induction this time around.
The report goes on to state that the film will feature interview footage with a mix of contemporary artists, friends, and peers including Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price. Speaking of Price, the emerging country singer teamed up with Bob Weir this past weekend to pay tribute to Prine during the Americana Pre-Grammy Salute event at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday night.
“Spending time with John Prine over the last year, we’ve learned that he is just as insightful — and hilarious — in everyday life as he is in his songs,” Rolling Stone‘s Patrick Doyle mentioned in a statement about the upcoming film. “From playing at pubs in western Ireland to the Ryman Auditorium, there is nobody better at spellbinding a room.”
Prine’s 2019 tour schedule will start up later this month with a run of shows in New Zealand and Australia beginning on February 27th. He’ll return to North America later on this year with highlight performances scheduled at Bonnaroo and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Colorado Symphony. Prine will also team up with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kacey Musgraves, and more for his inaugural All The Best concert destination event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic come fall on November 11th-15th.
Fans can head over to Prine’s website for detailed info on all of his upcoming performances.
[H/T Rolling Stone]
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