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The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse

Written and narrated by Mark Linkous’ friend and collaborator, Angela Faye Martin, The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse is an engrossing documentary about one of the most influential figures in the alternative music scene. A mix of alt-country, discordant punk and psychedelic pop, the music of Sparklehorse was embraced by the likes of Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and Portishead. Offering a unique overview of a distinctive and maverick talent, directors Alex Crowton and Bobby Das also look at the debilitating addictions and bouts of depression that would eventually take a terrible toll on a sensitive soul. Featuring interviews with figures including John Parrish, Adrian Utley and Jonathon Donahue and Grasshopper (Mercury Rev), this is a must.