This Ain't No Mouse Music!
Directed by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon
US, 2013, 92 min, in English
A rollicking history of famed roots music label, Arhoolie Records, and its founder Chris Strachwitz.
“The musical anthropologist Alan Lomax would have adored THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!”
A pleasure to see.
The New Orleans Advocate
Affectionate, culturally rich.
The New York Times
The musical anthropologist Alan Lomax would have adored This Ain't No Mouse Music!, an engrossing documentary about Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records.
Smells Like Screen Spirit
A lovingly crafted documentary.
Film Journal International
A loving documentary about America's nearly lost music.
An infectiously enjoyable portrait of a man who has devoted his life to doing what he loves.
The Village Voice
Chris Strachwitz is arguably second only to the Lomaxes when it comes to informing us about our own musical heritage.
Berkeley Daily Planet
One of the best musical documentaries since Twenty Feet from Stardom.
Captures the wild tale of Strachwitz's devotion to our musical underworld.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
A fascinating road trip through the dusty back roads and anonymous beer joints of the music of your neighbors.
Bay Area Reporter
A riveting film experience that's almost impossible to describe.
North Bay Bohemian
Oakland Tribune/contra Costa Times/san Jose Mercury News
A fascinating story of Arhoolie records founder Chris Strachwitz.
The Film Reel, Toronto
One of the best music documentaries around. This film puts the heart and soul back into music and opens your mind to incredible artists you may never heard of.
Off The Tracks
This loving portrait of one of music's great diggers, great finders, great protectors and champions, would be worth it for the music it serves up alone.