SONG SUNG BLUE (2008) – This documentary about a Neil Diamond impressionist and his wife was really intense – intensely weird, funny, sad, pathetic, upsetting, reflective, emotional. Working under the band name Lightning & Thunder, the musical spouse duo go through all sorts of trials and tribulations – medical, financial, familial, delusional, you name it. The conversation after (it was presented by Cody Critcheloe as part of Adam Baran and Ira Sachs Queer/Art/Film series at IFC) was interesting, too. What artist can’t relate to a family that just doesn’t see the realistic or practical future in what you feel you HAVE to do? How about the delusion you must suffer as an artist to get anything done? Let’s face it, the odds are against you – even if you have already had success or if you even get it finished! The delusion to start again after failure, or after a success that makes you nervous about following it with failure. But the deep American weirdness at the film’s core – the family allowed cameras to follow them for 9 years (approx. 1995 – 2004) in the Milwaukee area – is like a sociological investigation. Unforgettable.