…an energetically directed and performed rock opera that’s just as emotionally satisfying and far more engaging than bigger budgeted films made in the same genre.
This is my generation’s “Tommy.” The quality of the visuals, the depth of the music lyrics and the production value is so high, I didn’t think this was an independent film. But not only was it all made in Oklahoma, this is the filmmakers’ first major movie project.
– Dallas/Fort Worth’s CBS 11 News
“Rainbow Around the Sun” evokes the Beatles, the Flaming Lips (Brown and company are from Oklahoma, after all), “Tommy,” and even – at one point – Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” It’s a heartfelt effort, and one that should earn Ely, Leland, and company a wider following.
– Film Threat
Also, here’s an NewsOK.tv interview (and a clip from the film) with Matthew Alvin Brown and co-directors Beau Leland and Kevin Ely:If you’re already in Austin or heading down later this week, be sure to catch a screening:
• Tuesday March 11th @ Alamo Lamar 2. 8pm
• Saturday March 15th @ Alamo Lamar 2. 5pm
UPDATE: Check out some interviews from RealTVFilms at SXSW after the jump!