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40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie (2018)

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40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE chronicles how one of their greatest fans, acclaimed director (and UC Boulder alumnus) Lee Aronsohn, tracked down the original band members four decades later to tell their story. More importantly, he makes a dream come true for himself, fellow fans, and the band, by bringing them all back to Boulder for a sold-out reunion concert that preserves their legacy for posterity.

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"40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie" transcends the trippy nostalgia to deliver a moving message about the healing power of reconciliation.

August 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Beyond celebrating the music, 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie has something to say about the compromises and reconciliations that are a part of aging, and it turns out to make for a stirring and healing reunion.

August 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Aronsohn brings a great deal of production value to his doc. It's beautiful to watch.

August 10, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The acoustic jam band music won't be to every taste, but these guys have the best collection of "Why we DIDN'T make it big" stories ever.

August 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Told with personal interviews with all the band members of a 1970s Colorado band that didn't make it, along with clips of their tuneful music, archival videos, and stills, it is a captivating tale.

August 3, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

... shines a worthwhile spotlight while providing a quirky and endearing glimpse into music's power to create lasting relationships between performers and fans.

August 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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