Maynard James Keenan’s ‘Blood Into Wine’ Screening at Noise Pop Festival
San Francisco’s 18th annual Noise Pop Festival will include a screening of Maynard James Keenan’s documentary, ‘Blood Into Wine.’ The movie — which shows the Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer frontman’s other role as a pioneering winemaker, cultivating the infertile desert of his Arizona ranch and doing the almost-impossible and creating his Caduceus Cellars winery there — has the pseudo realism of a rockumentary, but is themed around wine making rather than a band.
Keenan will not perform at the festival, which features a variety of music related films as well as live sets from artists as varied as the Magnetic Fields, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, Judgment Day, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band.
Both fascinating and funny, ‘Blood Into Wine’ seemingly features Keenan up against the odds of detractors as much as he’s worshiped by fans. The movie numbers some famous faces, too, including comedian Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric fame) and ‘Fifth Element’ star Milla Jovovich. There are plenty of funny moments, but one of the best lines has to be, “What kind of tool do you have to be to live out in the desert and make wine?”
The Noise Pop Festival runs in various venues throughout San Francisco, Feb. 23-March 1. Tickets and details are available at the festival’s official Web site.