Nashville, TN -- Ralph Stanley and LeAnn Rimes are featured in the new electronic dance music documentary, Re: Generation, in which five high-profile DJs "remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music," according to the project's organizers.
The hour-and-a-half film will be shown in selected movie theaters Thursday, Feb. 23. It will play Nashville's Carmike Bellevue theater that day at 7:45 p. m Central Time. Locations and times for other showings throughout the U. S. are posted at www.ReGenerationMusicProject.com.
Chosen to represent country music, Stanley and Rimes worked with Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith), to update the folk classic "Wayfaring Stranger."
DJ Premier collaborated with the Berklee Symphony Orchestra for the classical remix, Skrillex with the surviving members of The Doors for rock, Mark Ronson with Zigaboo Modeliste, Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def and members of The Dap Kings for jazz and The Crystal Method with Martha Reeves and The Funk Brothers for rhythm & blues.
As confident and celebrated as the DJs are, the film shows they did not totally impose their visions on the older artists. Stanley and Reeves were notably outspoken in asserting their creative independence.
The documentary was directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) and co-sponsored by the Recording Academy (the Grammy presenter) and Hyundai.
Several segments from the film are available on YouTube.