The Secret to a Happy Ending
Aug 13 - Aug 15, 2010
(Barr Weissman, USA, 2009, DVCAM, 101 min)
This is a film about the redemptive power of rock-and-roll. It’s also a film about the American South, where rock was born, and a band straddling the borders of rock, punk and country. It’s about making art, making love and making a living. In short, it’s about the Drive-By Truckers.
The Secret to a Happy Ending documents the band and their congregation of fans as they explore tales of human weakness and redemption. While DBT songs are often dark, their whiskey-soaked concerts raise joyful hell. With the filmmaker’s unparalleled access, The Secret to a Happy Ending documents three critical years of touring and recording—years in which the band struggles to overcome the trauma of divorce and survives a near breakup—as they persist in their search for a happy ending.