The new 94-minute documentary about Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Between Me & My Mind, is set to hit select movie theaters nationwide for a screening this Wednesday, July 17th, followed by additional showing on July 22nd and 23rd.
In a recently shared clip from the documentary, Anastasio gives a behind-the-scenes look at his (and the band’s) preparation for their historic Bakers Dozen run, where Phish played 13 consecutive shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden without repeating a single song. Anastasio is seen having a phone conversation with bandmate and drummer Jon Fishman discussing the Phish song “Thread”, a tune which the band debuted at Northerly Island 2017 and recently dusted off last weekend at Fenway Park.
We need songs right now because we’re trying to do this thing called the Baker’s Dozen, where we’re gonna do 13 consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden and we’re going to try to do them without any repeats. So that will probably be about 280 songs. You know, most bands do a similar show every night, so, my head is kind of exploding with the whole thing. It’s exciting.
Watch the new clip from Trey Anastasio’s Between Me & My Mind documentary below:
Trey Anastasio shows behind-the-scenes Baker’s Dozen preparation
The documentary originally premiered at the Beacon Theatre as part of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Between Me & My Mind follows Anastasio and his Phish bandmates through the preparation process of 2017’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, the crafting of the “Soul Planet” New Year’s Eve gag—when they transformed the World’s Most Famous Arena into a pirate ship–and the emotional and often uncertain process of creating Ghosts of the Forest as Trey’s dear friend Chris “C-Cott” Cottrell struggled with and eventually succumbed to his stage 4 cancer diagnosis. The documentary also features heartfelt one-on-one conversations between Trey and his father, his mother, his wife, and his two daughters.
Between Me & My Mind was directed by Jamie Schutz and Steven Cantor, and produced by Schutz. A Phish fan since 1992, Schutz started trading tapes and dreaming of a career in film. Now, 24 years later, Between Me & My Mind marks his feature directorial debut. Canton, a veteran filmmaker and fellow music lover, has directed a plethora of critically acclaimed documentaries including Dancer, Willie Nelson: Still Is Still Moving, the Oscar-nominated Blood Ties: The Life & Work Of Sally Mann, the ESPN 30 For 30 Chasing Tyson and many more.
[H/T Rolling Stone]
You can enter to win a pair of tickets to ‘Between Me & My Mind: A Trey Anastasio Film’ screening at Summit Denver on July 23rd below: