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The Elephant 6 Recording Co. 

An inside look at The Elephant 6 Recording Co., the ’90s rock collective that launched Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples in Stereo, and other bands. Around 1985, a group of Louisiana high schoolers began experimenting with whatever random instruments and gear they could find. Influenced by psychedelia, and with little to distract them, they birthed a musical revolution.

““A vivid time capsule of musical community before the internet, before tape trading became a thing of the past and before indie rock became such a marketable commodity.” - NY Times

"They created beauty, even magic, from chaos." - Rolling Stone

“The definitive document about a scene that is exceedingly difficult to define.” - Film Threat

“Provides viewers with a feeling of mystery, amazement, and genuine excitement.” - Flood Magazine

“A joyous, heartfelt look at the DIY collective.” - Aquarium Drunkard
“Definitive... captures the collective’s whimsical essence." - Stereogum 

 

Most Recent News (Press links and screenings below the jump)
 

NOW ON Apple TV Prime Video, Kino Now and Spectrum On Demand in the US from Greenwich Entertainment.

NOW ON Region 1 US and Canada DVD (order)

NOW ON Microsoft Store, Xbox Store, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Apple TV, iTunes and Rogers in Canada from levelFILM
 

NOW ON Vimeo On Demand International in most countries / NOW ON Vimeo On Demand UK; 

NOW ON VOD in Scandinavia from Non Stop Entertainment


• In Theaters August 25 On Amazon and Ap
ple TV via Greenwich Entertainment September 1 •

Running Time: 93 minutes. Language: English. Not Rated.
Directed by C.B. Stockfleth
Executive Produced by Daniel Efram, Rob Hatch-Miller, Brian McPherson, Sean O'Neal
Produced by Lance Bangs

 

Current, Previous &  Upcoming
Screenings.

Upcoming Screenings

Upstate Films Orpheum Theater (w/producer Dan Efram and Great Lakes' Ben Crum): Saugerties, NY, January 8, 2024
Winterruption YEG at River City Revival House: Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 27, 2024
 

Previously Screened (Most Recent Listed First)
In-Edit Chile: Santiago, Chile, December 9, 2023

In-Edit Brasil Tour: Derby, Recife, Brazil, November 29, 2023
Arch1 Festival Of Film: London, UK, November 28, 2023

In-Edit Festival Online: Spain, November 27-December 11th, 2023

The Ultimate Picture Palace: Oxford, UK, November 14, 2023

Cube Cinema: Bristol, UK, November 13, 2023

Denver Film Festival: Denver, CO, November 11 & 12, 2022

DOC NYC (World Premiere): New York, NY, November 10 & 15, 2022

Doc’n Roll Film Festival: London, UK, November 9, 2023

Coyote Twin: Vermillion, SD, November 6, 2023

Rome International Film Festival (w/director C.B. Stockfleth): Rome, GA, November 4, 2023

41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech (w/Robert Schneider & Daniel Efram): Houghton, MI November 3, 2023 

Sonica Ekrano: Barreiro, Portugal, October 29, 2023

NHdocs: New Haven, CT, October 14, 2023

In-Edit Barcelona: Barcelona, Spain, October 27-November 5, 2023

In-Edit Brasil Tour: Campinas, SP, Brasil, October 4, 2023

The Paramount: Charlottesville, VA, September 28, 2023

Metro Cinema: Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 27, 2023
Fairfield Theatre: Fairfield, CT, September 26, 2023

Pop’s Art Theater: Rochester, MN, September 25, 2023

The Clairidge (w/Ben Crum from Great Lakes): Montclair, NJ, September 24, 2023

Manship Theatre: Baton Rouge, LA, September 24, 2023

Global Education Center (w/director C.B. Stockfleth, John Kiran Fernandes of the Olivia Tremor Control): Nashville, TN, September 23, 2023

In-Edit Brasil Tour: São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil, September 22, 2023

Drexel Theatre: Columbus, OH, Opened September 22, 2023

The Capitol (with director C.B. Stockfleth Q&A): Bowling Green, KY, September 22, 2023

Circle Cinema: Tulsa, OK, Opened September 22, 2023

Atlantic International Film Festival: Halifax, NS, Canada, September 20, 2023

The Roxy Theater: Missoula, MT, Opened September 15, 2023

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar: Austin, TX, September 15, 2023

The Brattle: Cambridge, MA, Opening September 15, 2023

Verdensteatret Cinematek: Tromso, Norway, September 15, 2023

The Davis Theater (w/producer Lance Bangs intro): Chicago, IL, September 14, 2023

The Frida Cinema: Santa Ana, CA, September 14, 2023

Belcourt Theatre: Nashville, TN, Opened September 11, 2023

Guild Cinema: Albuquerue, NM, Opens September 12, 2023

Film Scene (w/producer Lance Bangs intro): Iowa City, IA, Opening September 8, 2023

Smith Rafael Film Center: San Rafael, CA, Opening September 8, 2023

Harris Theater (w/Derek Almstead ex-Of Montreal & Jennifer Baron of Ladybug Transistor Q&As): Pittsburgh, PA, September 8 & 10, 2023

Space Gallery: Portland, ME, September 6, 2023

The Nightlight Cinema: Akron, OH, Opened September 3, 2023

Roxie (w/Tammy Ealom of Dressy Bessy & Kelley Stoltz): San Francisco, CA, September 2, 2023

The Grand Illusion: Seattle, WA, Opened September 2, 2023

The Broad Theater: New Orleans, LA, Opened September 1, 2023

Yellow Racket Records: Chattanooga, TN, September 1, 2023

Tallgrass Film Center: Wichita, KS, September 1, 2023

The Whitechapel Projects: Long Branch, NJ, September 1, 2023

Grail Moviehouse: Asheville, NC, Opened September 1, 2023

Austin Film Society: Austin, TX, Opened September 1, 2023

Crosstown Arts: Memphis, TN, August 31, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival (w/John Kiran Fernandes of Olivia Tremor Control): Birmingham, AL, August 27, 2023

Clinton Street Theater (w/Martyn Leaper of The Minders): Portland, OR, August 26, 2023

Capitol Theater: Olympia, WA, Opened August 26, 2023

Cinema 21 (with producer Lance Bangs Q&A): Portland, OR, Opened August 26, 2023

Oklahoma City Museum Of Art: Oklahoma City, OK, Opened August 25, 2023

Texas Theatre: Dallas, TX, Opened August 25, 2023

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema: Toronto, ON, Canada, Opened August 25, 2023

Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge: Arabi, LA, Opened August 25, 2023

Moxie Cinema: Springfield, MO, Opened August 25, 2023

Luna Theatre: Lowell, MA, Opened August 25, 2023

Laemmle Royal: Los Angeles, CA, Opened August 25, 2023

Ciné Athens (w/John Kiran Fernandes of Olivia Tremor Control): Athens, GA, Opened August 25, 2023

IFC Center: New York, NY, Opened August 25, 2023

Motorco (w/Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel Q&A): Durham, NC, August 24, 2023

PhilaMOCA (w/Endless Endless author Adam Clair Q&A): Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2023

Laemmle Glendale: Glendale, CA, Opening August 21 & 22, 2023

Laemmle Monica Film Center: Santa Monica, CA, August 21 & 22, 2023

Laemmle Clermont 5: Clermont, CA, August 21 & 22, 2023

Plaza Theatre: Atlanta, GA, Opened September 15, 2023

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre: Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2023

New Zealand International Film Festival: Wellington, NZ, August 9-11, 2023

Kentucky Theatre: Lexington, KY, August 8, 2023

New Zealand International Film Festival: Aukland, NZ, July 24 & 27, August 2, 2023

Speed Art Museum: Louisville, KY, July 22-23, 2023

Esquire Theatre: Cincinnati, OH, July 20, 2023

Egersund Visefestival: Egersund, Norway, July 1, 2023

Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival: Ormož, Slovenia, June 21, 2023

In-Edit Brasil: Säo Paulo, Brazil, June 17 & 23, 2023

SouthSide Film Festival: Bethlehem, PA, June 16 & 17, 2023

Stinkweeds Records: Phoenix, AZ, May 6, 2023

Dock Of The Bay: San Sebastián, Spain, May 4, 2023

IndieLisboa International Film Festival: Lisbon, Portugal, May 1 & 3, 2023

Milwaukee Film Festival: April 21 & 27, 2023

Calgary Underground Film Festival: Calgary, Alberta, CA, April 22, 2023

Florida Film Festival: Orlando, FL, April 21 & 22, 2023

Noise Pop: San Francisco, CA, April 20, 2023

Sleeping Giant Fest (w/Elf Power): Jacksonville, FL, April 8, 2023
Ciné Athens (w/filmmakers, guests & live music): Athens, GA, April 7-9, 2023
 

CPH:DOX: Copenhagen, Denmark, March 17 & 24, 2023

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Missoula, MT, February 24, 2023

Sound Unseen: Minneapolis, MN, November 12, 2022 & January 11, 2023

Press.

The Guardian: Psych-Pop Utopians Elephant 6 (interview)

Pitchfork: Why A Scruffy ‘90s Indie Rock Community Still Matters (Review)

The Playlist: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Review

NYTimes: A Crash Course In The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

Rolling Stone: Elephant 6 Documentary Clip

Stereogum: Elephant 6 Documentary Clip

Grammy.com: 8 Takeaways From A Documentary About The Musical Collective

Brooklyn Vegan: Elephant 6 Documentary Premiere Events In LA And NYC

Consequence: Elephant 6 Documentary Receiving Wide Theatrical Release

Deadline: Greenwich Ent. Acquires ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’, Plans August Theatrical Release

Film Threat: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Review

The Austin Chronicle: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Review

Paste: Elephant 6 Recording Collective Has Their Story Told In New Documentary

Fandor: DOC NYC 2022: Surrealist Pop, Folk Tragedy & BBQ

Stereogum: A New Movie Explores What Made The Elephant 6 Recording Co. So Special

Denver Westworld: Elephant 6 Is A Visually Stimulating Look At A Mysterious Collective

Realscreen: Elephant 6 Doc Profiles The Regional ‘90s Indie Rock Scene

Backseat Mafia: DOC NYC Review, The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

Deadline: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Highlights “Transient Oddballs” of ‘90s Rock

Rolling Stone: Elephant 6 Documentary Clip
Brooklyn Vegan: Elephant 6 Documentary Premiere Events In LA And NYC

Consequence: Elephant 6 Documentary Receiving Wide Theatrical Release

The Playlist: Neutral Milk Hotel & Late ’90s Indie Rock Collective Gets The Spotlight

Deadline: Greenwich Ent. Acquires ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’, Plans August Theatrical Release

Film Threat: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Review

The Austin Chronicle: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Review

Pitchfork: Elephant 6 Documentary Coming To U.S. Film Festivals

Paste: Elephant 6 Recording Collective Has Their Story Told In New Documentary

Fandor: DOC NYC 2022: Surrealist Pop, Folk Tragedy & BBQ

Stereogum: A New Movie Explores What Made The Elephant 6 Recording Co. So Special

Denver Westworld: Elephant 6 Is A Visually Stimulating Look At A Mysterious Collective

Realscreen: Elephant 6 Doc Profiles The Regional ‘90s Indie Rock Scene

Backseat Mafia: DOC NYC Review, The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

Deadline: ‘The Elephant 6 Recording Co.’ Highlights “Transient Oddballs” of ‘90s Rock
 

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