On Friday, Emmy-nominated writer and producer Lee Aronsohn is bringing a little piece of the ’70s to LA and New York theaters with 40 Years In The Making: The Magic Music Movie. The documentary follows the free-wheeling band Magic Music through their journey in the 1970s Colorado music scene to today.
The raw mountain music of the Boulder, Colorado, band was a favorite of university students, including a young Aronsohn, who tracked down the original Magic Music members to tell their story. Although the band broke up in 1975 having never signed a record deal, the film follows their history as an influential piece of Boulder’s musical culture and their brushes with almost-fame.
Forty years after Magic Music filled the Boulder scene with their dreamy folk, Aronsohn brought the elusive band back together for a sold-out reunion concert, preserving the memory of their “jam band” sound forever.
The film has been screened at the Woodstock, Napa, Newport, Richmond, Florida and Boulder Film Festivals, winning numerous awards along the way.
Check Billboard’s exclusive clip above — which includes animated sequences of the band’s heyday — and see what theaters are playing The Magic Music Movie here. The Orchard will release the film digitally on September 4.
Watch the trailer below: