Shortly through this look into the creative process of founding Phish guitarist and vocalist Trey Anastasio
, it becomes clear that he is simply exploding with creativity and joy like few others. As the frontman of one of America’s longest lasting and most successful touring bands and a solo musician as well, Anastasio’s virtuosic musicianship has made him an icon, beloved by his die-hard fanbase for the depth of his artistic output and the boundless enthusiasm that he exudes on stage and off.
The film captures Trey as he works through some of his most personal song ideas to date, placing his relationships with friends and family at its core. At the same time, he prepares for one of Phish's legendary New Years Eve shows at Madison Square Garden, culminating with the exhilarating, elaborately produced moment when the clock strikes midnight on-stage. This is an eye-opening exploration of the method behind Anastasio's magic, told with the same loving warmth that endears him to his fans.
After the Premiere Screening
: a special performance by Trey Anastasio Band