First, I’d like to thank Mi & L’au again for such an amazingly poetic and thoughtful interview last week.
To add deliciously gooey icing on the already rich, buttery cake, a lovely pair of filmmakers from the midwest – Robin and Phil – shot a documentary called “Mi & L’au in the Middle Lands” which chronicles the band’s experiences touring in the breadbasket. Keep your nose close on the sweet scent of naturalismo, I’ll post updates about the film’s DVD release when the time comes. From Robin:
“Phil, an old hipster with a good eye for camera, and Robin , a young hipster with a passion for story, met at a film festival and quickly knew that, though we could not agree on the value of several films we’d seen, we wanted to work together. We recently finished a film about Mi and L’au’s trip to Kansas City called “Mi and L’au in the Middle Lands.” Our short film includes performances at the Pistol Social Club in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri, the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence, Kansas, and in, and around, the abandoned farms and ghost towns in Northwest Missouri. The story of thisfilmmaking experience, and the story of the developing friendship between us and Mi and L’au is both something, unique and universal. Sometimes events and relationships just fall into place and, much to our amazement, something magic transpires. Such was the case with us.”
Here’s “Up the Buildings,” an unreleased song…