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New releases: 'Big Star' resurrects a '70s Memphis band's legend

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Available on VOD beginning Thursday

Drew DeNicola's documentary tries to explain how a Memphis rock 'n' roll band that toiled in obscurity in the early 1970s went on to become so beloved and influential. DeNicola has a tough time wrangling all the pieces of the Big Star story, which includes personal turmoil, substance abuse, music industry corruption, the Southern fine-arts scene and more, and it doesn't help that many of the Big Star principals are dead, including co-founders and creative forces Alex Chilton and Chris Bell. But DeNicola has interviews with many of the critics and musicians who figure in the band's legend, and...

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