It's About You Available For Pre Order - Out June 5th
05.15.2012 - Mellencamp is captured as he creates one of his most acclaimed records, No Better Than This, by going back to the source of the sound he loves. The film includes live footage from his tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson from the same summer as the creation of the album. It's About You, is available now for PRE ORDER on Amazon.com for a 30% discount. The Bluray/DVD will be released June 5th. Pre order now via the Mellencamp.com Store.
MPI Press Release
AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A MODERN MUSIC LEGEND AND THE HEARTLAND AMERICA THAT
BRED AND INSPIRES HIM
JOHN MELLENCAMP: IT’S ABOUT YOU
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Is Seen in Concert and Recording His Latest
Album in the Revealing Film, Coming to MPI Blu-ray and DVD on June 5, 2012
John Mellencamp has scored dozens of Top 40 hits, has been Grammy-nominated 13
times, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but not even his
biggest fans have seen the artist revealed in the intimate music documentary
JOHN MELLENCAMP: IT’S ABOUT YOU. The movie, which follows the singer on tour and
in the recording studio, comes to high-definition, audio-enhanced Blu-ray and
DVD from MPI Home Video on June 5, 2012, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and
Over a career spanning 35 years, John Mellencamp has drawn inspiration from his
native Midwest to create songs that speak to all of America and the world. His
classics, like “Small Town,” “Jack & Diane” and “Pink Houses,” tell powerful,
poignant stories of ordinary people trying to live their lives with meaning and
integrity. JOHN MELLENCAMP: IT’S ABOUT YOU is the first inside look at the man
behind those beloved songs.
The movie’s co-directors, famed photographer Kurt Marcus and his son Ian, travel
along with Mellencamp on his 2009 concert tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
They also film the writing and recording of Mellencamp’s universally acclaimed
2010 album No Better Than This, the sessions for which took place at several
American musical landmarks. We see Mellencamp at Sun Studio in Memphis, where
Elvis Presley recorded his breakthrough classics, and recording (with a mono
tape recorder more than half a century old) in the same San Antonio hotel room
where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson created his seminal work.
The Markuses shoot in Super 8 to visually echo the authentic Americana that
resonates in Mellencamp’s music. Along the way, the rocker reveals an emotional
and contemplative side never before seen by the public, in a career-spanning
film that becomes a soulful meditation on his beloved heartland.
JOHN MELLENCAMP: IT’S ABOUT YOU received widespread critical praise upon its
theatrical release by MPI. “[Mellencamp’ music] digs deeply into the soil of
working-class American life in songs that express the defiance, despair and
nobility of people who refuse to go down without a fight,” wrote Stephen Holden
of The New York Times. “Markus and his son capture the poetic melancholy of a
mostly rural America with an eloquence that recalls the photographs of Robert
Frank,” said Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor.
Movieline’s Stephanie Zacharek called the movie “startling in its perceptions,”
while The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern called it “a touching little
film.” And Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times said it’s “an unhurried,
visually compelling look at a man and his music – as well as of a bygone