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Last Dispatch (2005)

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The last 12 days of the band that has been called one of the most successful acts in independent music history comes to the screen in director Helmut Schleppi's intimate portrait of genre-defying rockers Dispatch. As three ambitious musicians intent on finding success on their own terms, Brad Corrigan, Pete Heimbold, and Chad Urmston mixed acoustic grooves with funk-infused jams to create a sound that was entirely original and completely their own. Frequently courted by major labels but weary of the change that would ultimately come with mainstream success, the Boston-based trio made a conscious decision to release their music independently and always stay true to their fans. With this release, the same fans that drove Dispatch to worldwide success and critical acclaim can follow along as they prepare for the final concert of their career, a performance that drew 110,000 fans from 20 countries without the convenience of either commercial airplay or formal marketing.
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Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Helmut Schleppi's documentary probably won't disappoint the most dedicated fans of the band Dispatch, though it's unlikely to secure many new ones.

April 21, 2006
New York Times
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I am personally a very large Dispatch fan. It's truly a documentary for the fans. If you are a Dispatch fan, then this is something for you. If you'd never listened to them, you should give them a real good look before you watch this, try to develop a taste for the music, it's in there. They really stretch the bounds of all genres.

Alex Cote
Alex Cote

Well this documentary is definatly well crafted, but it just isn't that interesting in the long run. It is the story of the band Dispatch who got huge through downloads on Napster. At their last concert and a reunion show gathers a massive crowd of over 100 thousand people. The story seems interesting on paper, but it just doesn't do anything in the end. The band is actually pretty good though, so it might just be worth it for the music. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Ken Brill
Ken Brill

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