Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
On one hand, this is a documentary for the post-American Idol generation. It is an aspirational, rags-to-riches story set against the backdrop of some of the most anthemic songs of recent rock n’ roll history.
On the other hand, it is for their elders – their mothers and fathers and aunts and uncles – whose memories dance with images of Camaros, platform shoes, and Miami Vice. When Steve Perry left the band after 20 years in the spotlight, Journey, the iconic, quintessentially American rock band who recorded 8 platinum-certified albums during their heyday between 1978–1986, was adrift for a decade with a revolving door of unsatisfying replacements. Then they found a Arnel Pineda, a diminutive Filipino with a very big voice. How? Journey found a lead singer halfway around the world in a manner befitting this internet age: they found him through YouTube.
Director Ramona S. Diaz. 105 mins, NR
"We root for him, we feel his love for the music, and realize that whether Journey continues to thrive — or goes the way of Loverboy — at least Pineda got a chance to live out his rock ’n’ roll fantasy."—The Boston Globe
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