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White Mystery Debut Trailer For Full-Length Film 'That Was Awesome'

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 1, 2015 7:40PM

White Mystery photo courtesy the band

Siblings and rock duo White Mystery will be debuting their first foray into the world of full-length cinematic features at the Chicago International Music & Movies Festival (a.k.a. CIMM Fest) on April 20. (Heh heh, 4/20, get it?)

Starring Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White, the movie was filmed around the country in various locations including Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Georgia over the course of a three-month White Mystery music tour. The band recruited different filmmakers to work with—including Chris Newton, Jason Ogawa, Alxis Ratkevich, Sean Solomon, Video Rahim and editor Nathan Christ—and each segment carries a different look and feel to reflect each director's personal aesthetic.

Alex White told us, "I'm proud to share White Mystery's first ever multi-sensory project, a feature-length film called That Was Awesome. Francis and I developed the concept on tour, then shot different chapters around the country, with film-makers who had made previous White Mystery music videos. Then we scored the film and our father Frank White narrated the piece. We are honored to premiere the film at CIMM Fest here in Chicago then make the movie available on the internet for all to enjoy."

To our eyes, it looks to be some kind of a cross between a concert movie and a '60s psychedelic road documentary—something that would feel at home within a slate of early BBS productions films. We're looking forward to it blowing our minds.

That Was Awesome debuts on April 20, at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, 7 p.m., $12, all ages