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01/12/2012 - Ten lucky winners will receive an EXCLUSIVE John Mellencamp autographed film poster of John Mellencamp: It’s About You A Film By Kurt and Ian Markus

To be eligible to win one follow these easy steps.

Step 1: Sign up in the top right corner of for our mailinglist

Step 2: Send an the email to with the subject of Poster. In your email include your name, address and daytime phone number.

Via lottery, winners will be selected by end of the day on Monday, January 16th, 2012 with the winners being announced on Tuesday, January 17th. Read More
01/12/2012 - Here are two new excerpts from the documentary:

It's About You - Clip 3: Myths of Rock and Roll

It's About You - Clip 4: Recording Someday The Rains Will Fall
After the jump we have a larger version of all four of the excerpts. Read More
01/07/2012 - Check out the official trailer and four video excerpts reviews from John Mellencamp: Its About You A Film By Kurt And Ian Markus after the jump.

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01/07/2012 - Read Peter Rainer's complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Kurt and his son Ian crafted a movie unlike any other in the rock-doc genre..."

"Throughout it all, Markus and his son capture the poetic melancholy of a mostly rural America with an eloquence that recalls the photographs of Robert Frank..." Read More
01/06/2012 - Read Gary Goldstein's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "The result is an unhurried, visually compelling look at a man and his music — as well as of a bygone America filled with shuttered downtowns and the ghosts of such late musicians as Elvis Presley and blues pioneer Robert Johnson. For Mellencamp fans, there are stirringly rendered performances of such hits as "Pink Houses," "Small Town" and, especially, "Crumblin' Down..." Read More
01/06/2012 - Congratulations to Sylvia Flores (LA ticket winner) and Linda Romanowski ((NY ticket winner) you have both been randomly selected to attend tonight's It's About You showing!

"Thank you to all who have participated, Happy Holidays everybody and all the best for 2012." Read More
01/05/2012 - It's About You - Clip 1: Recording No One Cares About Me

It's About You - Clip 2: Recording Coming Down The Road

After the jump we have larger versions of the clips. Read More
01/05/2012 - Read Joe Morgenstern's complete Its About You review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "I realized that the real subject of this film, with its philosophical voice-overs by the filmmaker and its haunting shots of decayed American downtowns, is the passage of time and the toll it takes..."

""It's About You" is an odd and touching little film..." Read More
01/05/2012 - Ready Molly Priddy's complete It's About You review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "“He dared me to make a good film. He said, ‘Kurt, you know I expect this to be a Sundance film,’” Markus said. “He’s got a very aggressive and challenging demeanor … I think he was just trying to light a fire and that was cool...”

"And though it began as a challenge, Markus believes Mellencamp, who he has known for years, also commissioned the film because he wanted to capture an important window of time in his career..." Read More
01/05/2012 - Read the Rock 'n' Roll Truth Its About You blog review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "In the end, the film sheds its light and shadows on both men and discerning viewers are the better for it. .." Read More
01/05/2012 - Read Jay S. Jacobs' full review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "you would not expect a documentary on Mellencamp’s latest tour and album to be typical rock-doc fare. It’s About You is certainly not. .."

"It’s About You is about so much more than just the hits..." "The music is rather arresting – much of it the songs of No Better Than This recorded live on camera. It’s Mellencamp’s best work in years, greatly because of its lack of frills and pretention..." Read More
01/04/2012 - Read Nora Lee Mandel's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "As the camera, for the first time, just looks straight on Mellencamp without a mike or guitar, Markus considers what he achieved through the film, who really is the “you” in the title, and summarizes with satisfaction, for himself and the mostly delighted viewer, “It’s about the music...” Read More
01/03/2012 - Kurt Markus, one of the directors from John's Its About You documentary, will be interviewed LIVE tonight on Howard 101 on Sirius XM Radio's "The Scott Ferrall Show"  at 9:20pm EST. The unedited film premieres this week for a limited engagement in NYC and LA  Read More
01/03/2012 - There is no better way to spend an evening in January! Enter to win tickets to It's About You a new musical documentary that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp.

One lucky winner in each New York and Los Angeles will win tickets to the opening night!

The winning tickets for New York will be for the 8:10pm showing. Stay tuned for an update on the LA show times.

It’s easy to enter! All you have to do is share your favorite John Mellencamp moment, song or album in your facebook status. Once done with that reply in the Facebook contest thread using a comment telling us what you posted!
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01/03/2012 - Read Stephen Holden's full review of It's About You after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "The “you” in the film’s title is Kurt Markus, and his sporadic commentary has the oracular tone of a prose poem..."

"Because Kurt Markus’s Super 8 camera is the cinematic equivalent of a single microphone, the film’s look matches the scratchy quality of its ancient (by rock ’n’ roll standards) sound. The crudeness brings out the elemental quality of music that 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..."

"the songs on “No Better Than This” convey this wondrous sense of mystery..." Read More
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