The Heart Is a Drum Machine

74mins2009Arts and CultureTVG
director
Christopher Pomerenke
starring
Isaac BrockElijah WoodJohn DoeZia McCabeJanet WeissJason SchwartzmanWayne CoyneGeorge ClintonKurt LoderEric WareheimCourtney Taylor-TaylorAndrew VanWyngardenMatt SorumTim HeideckerBijou PhillipsMickey AvalonJohn FruscianteCharlyne YiFairuza BalkKimya DawsonJuliette Lewis
What is music? Renowned recording artists, actors and scholars grapple with the question in this inventive cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession. Featuring interviews with and commentary by Isaac Brock, George Clinton, Wayne Coyne, Kimya Dawson, John Doe, John Frusciante, Janet Weiss, Jason Schwartzman, Elijah Wood, Charlyne Yi and many more, THE HEART IS A DRUM MACHINE is an enlightening and entertaining feature documentary from the producer of Sunset Strip and Moog.
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