The Icarus Line Must Die
Presented with: Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
DIRECTOR: Michael Grodner
COUNTRY: United States | 83 min.
Q & A with: Director Michael Grodner
SCREENING WITH: "L'aurore" - Yeti Lane
Fifteen years ago, the Icarus Line was rocketing to the top of the LA underground with a hot debut album and a major-label deal. Now frontman Joe Cardamone is 36 and broke, the record companies won’t touch his new stuff ... and he’s getting death threats by text. Cardamone co-wrote the script (with director Grodner) and plays a thinly veiled version of himself in this No Wave-style noir about navigating the modern music biz, co-starring Ariel Pink and Keith Morris.