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I am Trying to Break Your Heart

Chris Campbell

One of the documentaries that I was really looking forward to was Sam Jones' film about the band Wilco called "I am Trying to Break Your Heart." It follows the band from the recording of their CD "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," to a member leaving, to the record company not releasing the CD to the CD finally being released. The film is gorgeously shot in black and white, but lags at times. The part of the film that shows the tensions in the band and the departure of one of the members reminded me of "This is Spinal Tap" but oddly enough there is more poignancy in the mockumentary than the documentary. Definitely worth seeing if you are a fan of Wilco, and nice to look at and listen to even if you're not a fan. I'd just tighten it up a bit by cutting a scene or two out...