The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In Explored in New 'Cedric and Omar' Documentary

Watch a trailer for the film, compiled from "100s of hours" of self-shot material

Photo: Clouds Hill Films

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 13, 2023

If the long-running creative partnership between Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala — the duo instrumental to the music of At the Drive-In, the Mars Volta, Antemasque and more — has demonstrated anything, it's that "dudes rock," and this rocking relationship is now the subject of a new documentary.

A first trailer has arrived today for Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird, a forthcoming film set to make its debut as part of the Raindance Film Festival on October 28.

Per the trailer's description, If This Ever Gets Weird was "filmed over a period of 20+ years by Rodríguez-López, including "remarkable footage from 100s of hours of Omar's self-shot material," giving viewers "a totally unique window into the incredible journey of one of this generation's most progressive and prolific musical partnerships."

Directed by Nicolas Jack Davies, If This Ever Gets Weird is produced by Clouds Hill Films. The director's work on Mumford & Sons' 2012 concert film The Road to Red Rocks previously earned him a Grammy nomination.

Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala returned to action as the Mars Volta in 2022, sharing a self-titled LP to mark their first release in 10 years. The year before that, they began the celebrations early in treating their acclaimed catalogue to a massive career-spanning box set and later vinyl reissues.

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