On Friday, October 18th, the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition and Fantasy Studios will present a special screening of the documentary Approximately Nels Cline, directed by Oscar-winning director Steven Okazaki.

APPROXIMATELY NELS CLINE is Steven Okazaki’s first music documentary, featuring Nels Cline, best known as the lead guitarist of Wilco and one of the most brilliant and adventurous musicians on earth. Produced in collaboration with Fantasy Studios, the film features Nels Cline Singers’ Scott Amendola and Devin Hoff, with special guests Carla Kihlstedt, Ron Miles, Yuka Honda, Ben Goldberg and Matthias Bossi.

“It’s not your typical music documentary,” says director Steven Okazaki.  “It’s about musicianship and the collaborative hard work of playing great music.”

You can see the film at Varsity Theatre on October 18th at 6pm for free with registration to Music University (Oct. 19), at which Nels Cline will deliver the keynote address. Register for Music University here. Without registration, tickets to the screening will be available at the door for $5. Immediately following the documentary, be sure to attend the “Plug-In” kickoff party (free at Turner Jazz Center, Drake University – REGISTER HERE) featuring music from Iowa’s own Parranderos Latin Combo, presented in collaboration with Midwestix.

Check out the trailer for Approximately Nels Cline:

RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes