"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" (2002)

Visually similar to "Don't Look Back" with its grainy, black-and-white cinematography, this documentary began life as an up-close depiction of the Chicago band Wilco as it stood on the brink of stardom. It ended up being an indictment of the corporations that run the recording industry. Led by singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy, the band records its fourth album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," only to reach an impasse with the label over its content. Frustrations lead to infighting. But director Sam Jones' film also functions beautifully in its performance scenes, whether in the intimacy of rehearsal or on stage, where Wilco enjoys a cult-like fan following.
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