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'Ministry' Movie To Scare At CMJ Fest

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Fix: The Ministry Movie, a documentary film about the "scariest and most extreme band ever," is confirmed to screen at the CMJ Music Festival on October 19, 2011.

Directed by Douglas Freel, this screening tells the tale from the bands 1996 “Sphinctour” as a both cautionary tale and an insider’s look at life on the road with Ministry.

Ministry founder Al Jourgensen along with Paul Barker and the guys they played with, became known as one of the most influential Industrial bands.

Fix: The Ministry Movie is a backstage look at one of music’s creative violent and independent bands of the nineties. Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys and Jonathan Davis of Korn are a few of the musicians who give firsthand accounts of how Jourgensen and company "changed all the rules, and became as revered for the intensity of their convictions as for their musical output," according to a statement.

Also portrayed in detail is the saga of Al Jourgensen’s drug use on the road showing how Jourgensen’s drug problem touches everyone within his circle of influence. Timothy Leary, William S. Burroughs, Joe Strummer, El Duce, Fabio, Lemmy, David Yow, Jello Biafra and others are featured in the original tour footage.  Many of these men would be dead soon thereafter.

Al Jourgensen has had a love/hate relationship with the development of this film.  Ministry recently stopped touring and recording so that Jourgensen can engage himself in other projects.

Upcoming screenings include:
09/23 through 29 – The Clinton St. Theater – Portland, OR

09/28 – The Regent Theatre – Boston, MA

10/03 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
10/19 – CMJ, Chelsea Theater – New York, NY

Additional screenings of the film have yet to be announced.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon