Published May 13, 2011Following his untimely and tragic death in 2009, acclaimed singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt is set to be the subject of a new documentary. The film is tentatively called Vic Chesnutt - It Is What It Is and will be made in conjunction with Saskatchewan's Plan9films with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe serving as executive producer.
While details are scarce, R.E.M Headquarters explains that the film will feature concert footage from Chesnutt's 2009 Canadian tour. The trip included dates in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, and saw Chesnutt performing with members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Fugazi.
"Vic was one of the landmark artists and writers of our time," Michael Stipe said in a statement. "The opportunity to extend his particular brilliance to a wider audience was the impetus to jump onboard this project."
More information on the film can be found here as it becomes available. A work-in-progress trailer for the film is available below courtesy of TwentyFourBit.