Saturday 30th June - I have two (FREE) tickets to the sneak preview of the excellent documentary that is'Shut up and sing' at the IFI, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 at 12 midday on Saturday 30th June. Unfortunately I cant make it. If anyone wants these tickets can you please email me ASAP!!!! First come first served.
The Dixie Chicks (Natalie, Emily and Martie) were the top recording artists in America. They sang the US national anthem at the 2003 Super Bowl. Just two months later, on their world tour?s opening night in London, Natalie commented on stage that she was embarrassed that George W. Bush was from Texas, and everything changed.
The film follows the lives and careers of these three women over the period of three years that followed this incident. While continuing to go about their lives, have children, and of course make music, they found themselves under constant political attack, under siege from angry ?patriots??even receiving death threats?and having their music banned across their homeland.