Noise Pop Film Festival 2009 — Romeo Oscar Charlie Kilo: Ashes of American Flags at the Roxie

Words by: Ben Richardson Double-feature action was a no-go at the Roxie, and by the time people filed back into the theater, it was difficult to glean who had stuck around for both films. Unscientifically, the crowd for Ashes of American Flags--a Wilco concert film by Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty--contained 20% more fleece, and perhaps 10% more North Face, than the crowd that had preceded it. Another concert clip began the proceedings, this time highlighting better-known folk-rock rabble-rousers The Mountain Goats, and John Darnielle's impassioned frontmanship set the tone for the enthusiastic performing that was to follow. Though in large [...]

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