Reviewed Mar 10, 2012
Anyone can Play Guitar is simply one of the most touching music docs - or maybe any doc - I've seen. The history and intricacies of the Oxford music scene, from the last days of punk right up until now are detailed emotionally and honestly by those who tried and failed, those who made it, and everyone in between.
Having helped with some of the typography in this film, I've been lucky enough to see it a few times now - at the BFI opening event, smaller cinemas and at home with pals - it never fails to raise laughs, groans and sympathetic "awws" right the way through.
Styled like the 90s 'zines beloved by most people who are likely to be keen on this specific corner of Brit music/social history, Spira's film is a must see for any fan of Radiohead, the Candyskins, Ride, or of the belief that you can work at making something brilliant happen. Even a dude who runs a video shop.