Monday, October 30, 2006

Shut Up And Sing - New Film Rasies Promotional Blog Bar To New Level

Posted By:Ben Hamilton

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‘Shut Up & Sing’ is right in tune
Documentary is a piercing look at free speech and celebrity image

By Christy Lemire
Associated Press

he Dixie Chicks would probably think of themselves as mothers first, then musicians.

They became accidental political figures — then they had to figure out how to reinvent themselves.

“Shut Up & Sing,” a documentary from directors Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, follows the country trio after lead singer Natalie Maines’ offhanded on-stage comment that the group was ashamed that President Bush was a fellow Texan.

t’s not that the remark itself was shocking or even terribly provocative. But the backlash from the country music industry, from the South, from the core of the Chicks’ fan base was just stunning in its vitriol and hypocrisy. The same people who are so proud to live in a country where freedom of speech is an inalienable right wanted to silence these women — and worse. (Read More)

Shut Up And Sing has a very progressive blog to promote the new flim and to engage their audience (and the pubic) over time.

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