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, and the record companies won’t touch his new stuff. Plus, he’s getting death threats by text. Cardamone wrote the script 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.