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The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach is directing a documentary about Dr. John

12 July 2021, 15:54 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach will make his feature film directorial debut with a new documentary about the late Dr. John.

Auerbach, who produced Dr. John's 2012 album Locked Down, and collaborated with the late singer/songwriter in 2015 on The Arcs vs. The Inventors, will direct an upcoming documentary about his late friend and collaborator.

The documentary will mark the first feature film that Auerbach has directed, and is yet to get a title.

According to Stereogum, The Black Keys musician said, "I’m thrilled to be partnering with RadicalMedia and Impact Artist Productions to try my hand at directing a documentary feature for the first time and I’m honored to have the subject be my friend Dr John."

He continued, "He was such a unique individual and a shining example of the great melting pot of American music. From his mysterious voodoo stage persona Dr. John, to his real, humble self Mac Rebannack- the street poet, the family man, the junkie, the Grammy award winner and all that’s in between, this documentary will introduce the world to him in a way they haven’t seen him before. I’m still learning bits about him that I never knew, and I hope the movie provides a lens into the story of the life of Dr. John."

The announcement of the Dr. John documentary comes just after thw two-year anniversary of the late artist's death.
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