Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Songwriter Stephin Merritt is known as "the Cole Porter of his generation" for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, "Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields" explores his friendship with his longtime bandmate and manager Claudia Gonson. Through his recording and songwriting process, the film traces a 20-year career that has yielded one of the most engaging bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.


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Summary Details
DistributorVariance Films
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 29 min
GenresDocumentary Music
In Release431 days/61 weeks
Widest Release5 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Oct 29-3188$4,620-1-$4,620$8,1901
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Dec 10-1283$3,317+66.7%5+3$663$50,0537
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Jan 14-17
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Presidents' Day wknd
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