“A new addition to the pantheon of great rock and roll films!” -PLAYMIXT “The film captures the singular blend of grit, sensitivity, stamina and acute songwriting that have led admirers to compare them to Neil Young, William Faulkner, the Replacements and Robert Penn Warren” -THE WASHINGTON POST “…teenage alienation and the liberating power of music emerge, allowing the film to appeal beyond current fans” -USA TODAY “…a commentary on the social and economic pressures of the American South” -BILLBOARD “Don’t miss it for the sound and the fury” -KEXP, SEATTLE

A Drive-By Truckers Documentary, By Barr Weissman

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The Secret to a Happy Ending documents the Drive-By Truckers and their congregation of fans as they explore tales of human weakness and redemption. Filmmaker Barr Weissman followed the band during three critical years of touring and recording — years in which the band struggles to overcome the trauma of divorce and survives a near breakup. Secret combines band interviews, behind-the-scenes footage on the road and in the studio, along with legendary live performances. Reflective of the band’s roots in Alabama and Georgia, the film explores the changing American South — its tangled past and strange beauty.

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Upcoming Screenings

Don't miss The Documentary Channel premiere.

June 11, 8 pm ET/PT, The Documentary Channel The Documentary Channel