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John Mellencamp documentary, Yoko Ono interview added to SXSW schedule

Annual festival and conference for film, interactive and music begins March 11 in Austin, Texas
Yoko Ono (photo courtesy of Imagine Peace)

Yoko Ono (photo courtesy of Imagine Peace)

“It’s About You,” a John Mellencamp documentary shot during his six-week summer 2009 tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, will premiere March 12 at the film festival/conference portion of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Filmmakers Kurt and Ian Markus shot their movie in Super8 as Mellencamp recorded his “No Better Than This” album at three historic locations utilizing a single microphone and a mono tape recorder more than a half-century old.

To view the trailer, click here.

In other news, Yoko Ono has been added as a featured speaker to the SXSW music schedule. She’ll be interviewed by former KGSR-FM air personality Jody Denberg on March 18 and be a special guest March 19 during a showcase featuring acts on the Chimera Music label (run by her son, Sean Lennon).