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Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story
Presented by Gatling Pictures
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- Movie presentation of Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story
Gatling Pictures' "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story" examines the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of Boston "low rock" band Morphine. From his Newton, Mass., roots to his travels across America and around the globe, Sandman left an indelible imprint as one of the most distinctive musicians of his generation. Along with revisiting the "unique and sultry sound" of his music, the film explores the meaning of family through this critically praised and personally conflicted singer, songwriter and innovative instrumentalist.
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Loaded with never-before-seen home movies, photos, archival footage, and intimate, revealing interviews with family members and admiring musical colleagues, Cure for Pain is the definitive film on the tragic life of underground-rock icon Mark Sandman, frontman of groundbreaking Boston band Morphine. The film offers a unique portrait of the man behind the music, from his roots in Newton, Mass., to his travels from Alaska to Brazil and his eventual ascent to stardom. Apart from revisiting the “unique and sultry sound” of Sandman’s music and legacy, the Cure for Pain digs deeper, exploring family through this critically praised Sandman's own personal anguish over the loss of his two brothers.