Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

Erratic, tragic, and absolutely hilarious: Dig! is fantastic filmmaking.
BBC FILMS

Frequently jaw-dropping doc, which exposes rock for the hilarious and harrowing undertaking it is.
ORLANDO WEEKLY

The film is so candid and real that it’s like watching a friend slip into the morass of addiction, obsession, and pig-headed self-absorption.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

An amazing documentary that should be required viewing for every garage band dreaming of hitting the big time.
KANSAS CITY STAR

I don’t know that I’ve seen a film that better captures the tension between authenticity and ambition that bedevils modern rock music – the sense that a mass audience is something to be desired and detested at one and the same time
BOSTON GLOBE

Dig! works as a clear-eyed cautionary tale for rock bands.
BOSTON HERALD

In a year that has seen several fascinating documentaries on famous rock stars and their problems, Dig! stands out for being about musicians who only think they should be famous. And, man, do they have problems.
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Dig! is a mesmerizing portrayal of the madness called “rock star,” and a gripping look into the souring of a friendship founded in ambition.
FILM JERK

After watching your [Anton’s] tantrums, abuse and addiction in DIG! I went straight to the record store to buy your music. And that’s something.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

It’s a teeming, steaming, bubbling stew, a tremendous good time, a rich entertainment and a heck of a lesson in music, human etiquette and the politics of making it (or not) in show biz.
OREGONIAN

Indie doc tracing indie rock bands boils down two bands, eight years, thousands of fans and infinite ambition into 105 minutes of standout filmmaking.
NETFLIX

Sometimes scary, often hilarious and always engrossing.
SEATTLE TIMES

An unusually insightful rockumentary, and filmmaker Ondi Timoner provides a comprehensively candid look at two hugely talented indie bands over the course of seven years.
NEW YORK POST

What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an ­artist as a self-destructive young man – Brian Jonestown’s ­resident “mad genius,” Anton Newcombe, whose drug and drink-fueled antics on and offstage make Jim ­Morrison look like Jim Nabors.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

So, you think rock stardom sounds like fun? Hold on to your drumsticks, then, for this hilarious and at times heartbreaking cautionary tale.
E!

It invites those of us who aren’t alt-rock obsessives into the hive, yet it never feels like a dilettante’s tour.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Beyond the lure of going intimately behind the scenes with two excellent indie outfits (one drastically underappreciated), DIG! offers fascinating insights into how some vivid personalities fare in the music industry.
VARIETY

Timoner followed Newombe’s band, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and its archrival, the Dandy Warhols, for seven years and has put together some amazing footage of the rock life at its most exalted and most mundane.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Dig! a new documentary by Ondi Timoner, gives a cinema verite spin to the endlessly fascinating pop-music soap opera formula of VH1’s Behind the Music.
THE NEW YORK TIMES

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