I just watched Strange Powers, a documentary on Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields last night at the Film Forum. If you are a Magnetic Fields fan, you will love seeing the behind-the-scenes stories on him and his bandmates. Wow– I felt like I was transported back to Coraline rehearsals when seeing him work out some of his songs. You meet a number of characters in his life throughout the documentary and see a lot of young photos of Stephin with Claudia. Strange Powers will be playing until November 9th.
Stephin is also dj-ing tonight the Showpaper Gallery, a really funky gallery/performance space on 42nd Street. (They also have an arcade exhibit going on!