‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Filmmakers Hope Documentary Is a ‘Vicarious Experience’ on Festival’s Woulda-Been Weekend

Published on Apr 10, 2020

‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Filmmakers Hope Documentary Is a ‘Vicarious Experience’ on Festival’s Woulda-Been Weekend

“I wanted the film to provide kind of a vicarious experience,” says Chris Perkel, director and producer of the documentary “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert,” confirming that there’s absolutely nothing coincidental about the film’s debut today coinciding with what would have been day one of Coachella 2020.

“We obviously debated what to do with the release of the film once the festival was rescheduled for October,” he says, but ultimately YouTube Originals decided to only move the release date back a week and a half, from March 31 to April 10, with the idea that the doc could serve as a salve on a weekend when passholders may be particularly nursing the postponement blues. “With all of us staying indoors, and under a lot of stress, we thought that might be more valuable than ever,” Perkel says.

It’s technically 19 years in the desert outside of Palm Springs, as longtime devotees may recall.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: James Patrick Herman