Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wizard Rock !

We Are Wizards, the documentary about the phenomenon of Harry Potter-associated rock bands, recently had its world premiere at the SXSW Documentary Competition. The film was directed by Josh Koury, produced by Gerald Lewis and edited by Myles Kane.

Now, to outsiders this all might seem a little eeevangelical and cult-y, but it's not like that at all: Kids have found a group of heroes (and villains) in this series of books, and bands like Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Whomping Willows, The Hungarian Horntails, Remus and the Lupins, The Slythendors, The Parselmouths ... hey, there are currently 471 Wizard Rock bands listed on the Wizrocklopedia website! ... have merely brought them even more to life through their music. To quote Harry and the Potters from their myspace page, "We play songs about books!"

I like books and music, so, cool!

"We Are Wizards"

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