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Dave Grohl

Sound City hits you like a shot in the heart.”

Rolling Stone

— Peter Travers – February 1st, 2013

  • "Straight out of a roof-raising debut at Sundance 2013 comes Dave Grohl’s exhilarating documentary about what makes life worth living... Grohl has made an intimate epic about music. But the film’s genius is the way it applies the lessons of SOUND CITY to any job.. In his directing debut, Grohl shows the instincts of a real filmmaker. SOUND CITY hits you like a shot in the heart." —Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
  • "High-spirited, emotional and funny, SOUND CITY is, of all things, a mash note to a machine... one that helped change the face of rock 'n' roll."—Kenneth Turan, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • "a celebration of just how unbelievably awesome it is to make rock music for a living"NPR
  • "terrifically entertaining... The Nirvana and Foo Fighters star brings elements that can't be faked--passion and heart--to this account of what it feels like to make real handcrafted rock music... a sincere tribute but also and infectiously honest one"THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  • "SOUND CITY... will be candy to several generations' worth of rock fans... It's not an antidigital argument so much as an anti-blandness argument"THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • "(FOUR STARS) this geeked-out documentary beats with more heart than could be imagined"TIME OUT NEW YORK
  • "(FOUR STARS) SOUND CITY has something for everyone. Whether you’re a music gearhead, a fan of the bands and albums recorded at Sound City, someone who appreciates the creative process behind writing and recording songs or even just someone who digs well-made documentaries, the film has it all. We know Dave Grohl is a great drummer and an incredible frontman; now we know he’s a great documentary filmmaker too."FILM THREAT
  • "Talk about ambition... this may be the most positive music documentary you'll ever see... Grohl's aim is to explore the aura of a place, but what he winds up proving is that people make the magic"THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  • "A must-see film for anyone who cares about recording techniques... ultimately SOUND CITY celebrates the human element in recording..."BILLBOARD