Be a part of Austin’s musical history by helping A SONG FOR YOU: The Austin City Limits Story complete production. Get exclusive, limited edition A SONG FOR YOU merchandise when you support the Kickstarter campaign for the new documentary which offers fans a backstage pass to 40 years of incredible Austin City Limits live music performances. Learn more at bit.ly/ACLdoc.
The feature, which made its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, was directed by Keith Maitland, recently named one of Variety’s “10 Documakers to Watch.” The filmmakers have a 30-day Kickstarter goal of raising $125,000 to secure music rights for 70 songs featured in the 91-minute documentary. These funds will be used for finishing the film, which includes paying for music rights, the use of archival footage, and covering the costs of distribution.
The film has received positive early reviews, with Variety hailing, “There is, quite simply, nothing else like ‘Austin City Limits’ on American broadcast television right now.” Paste magazine raves, “There’s no question the show has a place in history,” with Rolling Stone citing the film’s “…concert footage guaranteed to make you salivate.”