BEN LEE: CATCH MY DISEASE
Dir. Amiel Courtin-Wilson
2011 | 86 min | Australia | English | Documentary
Charming, intelligent and iconoclastic, Ben Lee is an Australian singer-songwriter whose creative growth since his early adolescence has undergone almost relentless media scrutiny. This is a playful yet deeply intimate portrait of Lee, exploring his meteoric rise to pop stardom and the issues of celebrity and spirituality that arise when launched into the spotlight. Ex-girlfriend Claire Danes and long-time friends Jason Schwartzman, Michelle Williams, Mike D, Thurston Moore, Zooey Deschanel, and Winona Ryder give insight into Lee's almost impenetrable public persona, as well as to his private hopes and insecurities.