2 March 2017
The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark
Bob Dylan described Gene Clark as one of the three best songwriters in the world. He was the original front man for one of the most iconic and influential bands of the 60s. After his abrupt departure from The Byrds, at the peak of their popularity, he made records that are still regarded as classics.
And he was one of the great pioneers of both folk rock and country rock.
This feature-length documentary explores the mystery of why this richly talented but deeply enigmatic and often self-destructive man failed to enjoy the success his work deserved.
Drawing on interviews with his family, friends and fellow musicians, a wealth of great music from the four decade span of his career and previously unseen archive material, it's a story that's both compelling and moving, veering between moments of magic and moments of madness.
The DVD also includes over 60 minutes of bonus features - two exclusive performances and extended interviews - as well as a directors' commentary.