Directed by Brandon Vedder
2019, 91 minutes
After renouncing his long-held Christian beliefs and walking away from his critically-acclaimed band, Pedro the Lion, musician David Bazan retreated into a solitary life of touring solo, struggling to rebuild his worldview and career from the ground-up, and to support his family of four. Strange Negotiations finds David a decade into his journey, during which he has become a sort of reluctant prophet to Americans reeling from their country’s own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016 presidential election.
Subjects & Collections
2021 American Studies American History Anthropology Cinema Studies Family Relations Music Religion & Spirituality Political Science
Festivals & AwardsOfficial Selection - SXSW Film Festival
ReviewsThere’s something endearingly earnest and straightforward, but not simplistic, about Bazan as both personality and musician, lending “Negotiations” dual sources of viewer enjoyment.