FIX: The Ministry Movie
Sound Opinions at the Movies is proud to present the Opening Night Film of the 3rd Annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival: the World Premiere of “FIX: The Ministry Movie” at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Thursday evening, April 14 at 7:30p.m. Following the screening will be a special Q&A session with Ministry Bassist Paul Barker, Film Director Douglas Freel, and Producer Ed Bates led by Sound Opinions co-hosts, acclaimed pop music critics Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ FM. The pair will also introduce the film and provide historical perspective on the band.
“FIX: The Ministry Movie”is the first extended backstage look into the eardrum-shattering highs and heroin-fueled lows of the Chicago band that introduced most of the world to Industrial music while tearing itself apart with drug abuse and general chaos. Award-winning music video director Douglas Freel spent years on the road with the band, emerging miraculously unscathed and bearing incredible footage of Al Jourgensen and his ever-changing band mates, including bassist, producer and engineer Paul Barker who was in the band from 1986-2004. The film features interviews with Trent Reznor, Jello Biafra, Lemmy Kilmeister, and many more.
“Fans of Wax Trax and Ministry should see this. I doubt we'll get a clearer picture of what it was like to be in that band at the height of its fame and the subsequent drug-induced decline,” said Kot.