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The Past is a Grotesque Animal (2014)

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77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A personal, accessible look at an artist - Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band of Montreal - whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he ...See moreA personal, accessible look at an artist - Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band of Montreal - whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he's forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question - is this really worth it? Written by Oscilloscope Laboratories See less
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Kevin Barnes (music by) | Of Montreal (music by)
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$100,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$20,056
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$20,056
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Jun 16, 2014 (United States)

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Dottie Alexander
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Derek Almstead
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David Barnes
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Of Montreal
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7.2 / 10 | 119 votes