Watch: Flight of the Conchords Hits SXSW in 45-Minute 2006 Doc
by Ethan Anderton
March 11, 2015
Before Jemaine Clement became the star of films like Gentleman Broncos and this year's Sundance selected People, Places & Things and director of What We Do in the Shadows, and before Bret McKenzie became an Oscar-winning songwriter and part of Middle-Earth for Peter Jackson, the duo became famous as the humorous folk duo Flight of the Conchords. And one year before they had their hit show on HBO, they were playing shows at SXSW, and while on their Texas trip, they shot a 45-minute documentary. Of course, it's hilarious, but it's also fascinating to see them with fans before they made it big. Watch now!
Here's the 45-minute documentary Flight of the Conchords - A Texan Odyssey (via The Film Stage):
The South by Southwest Film Festival is kicking off this week, and while we're not down in Austin, Texas covering the films being shown there, we'll certainly be covering plenty of them in the months to come. This was just something awesome to feature (it played on TV in New Zealand back in 2006) as big fans of Flight of the Conchords (we're still hoping for a movie) and supporters of the indie vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows (read our glowing review right here and see where and when you can see the film in your area over here). Here's hoping we see much more of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie very soon. Cool?
They looked so young! Very cool indeed.
DAVIDPD on Mar 11, 2015
Very funny doc. I miss their show. Definitely didn't go on long enough. I hope the movie comes together. They might tour the US later this year. Hope they hop up north Toronto. Saw them live a few years back and they were hilarious.
David Diaz on Mar 12, 2015
these guys are great
Christian Good on Mar 15, 2015
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