Shut up & sing [videorecording] : Dixie Chicks / the Weinstein Company presents a Cabin Creek Films production ; produced by David Cassidy ; co-produced by Claude Davies ; produced and directed by Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck.
[New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Company, , c2006.
Follow the Dixie Chicks, the top selling female band of all-time, through the now infamous anti-Bush comment made by the groups lead singer Natalie Maines in 2003. Follow the lives and careers of the Dixie Chicks over a period of three years during which they were under political attack and received death threats, while continuing to live their lives, have children, and make country music. At a time when the United States is fighting for democracy and freedom in another country, it raises questions about our own right to freedom of speech and the negative consequences it sometimes has.
MPAA rating: R, for language.
DVD ; Region 1 ; Dolby Digital.
Optional Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Interviews with Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Rick Rubin, Simon Renshaw.
Consensus: Though ostensibly an intimate look at the Dixie Chicks after their 2003 anti-Bush remark, the film achieves broader relevance by exploring how media, politics, and celebrities intertwine.
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