What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat, & Tears?
Join us for a special Meet the Filmmaker event, with a talkback featuring Karen Vock (Crew Neck Productions) about their work on the film.
In 1970, Blood, Sweat and Tears was one of the biggest bands in the world. They had exploded on the scene with both daring and promise, selling millions of records, winning multiple Grammy Awards including Album of the Year (beating out The Beatles’ Abbey Road) and headlining the legendary Woodstock festival. In demand for concert and TV appearances, BS&T was a darling of the mainstream and rock press, icon of the counterculture and inspiration for a generation of horn-based bands. Their future was limitless. And then it all went wrong. Created with the full cooperation of Blood, Sweat and Tears, this feature documentary will overflow with great music, international political intrigue, compelling human moments, humor and fresh insight into this strange never-before-told story of a tangle with the Nixon administration, a controversial tour behind the Iron Curtain that put them in the crossfire of a polarized America and a lost tour documentary that might just explain it all.
2023, 112 minutes, Directed by John Scheinfeld
“A fascinating look at a little-known chapter of rock history, offering fresh insights and facts while also conjuring perennial questions about propaganda, power, and polarization…an archival marvel.”- Jon Blistein, ROLLING STONE
“A tasty and urgent piece of rock history.”– Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY
“Scheinfeld peels away the layers of Blood, Sweat & Tears’ rapid rise and fall as expertly as he did on ‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ and ‘Who is Harry Nilsson…?’”- – Phil Gallo, HITS DAILY DOUBLE
“The best political thriller documentary of the year is about a rock band who peaked 50 years ago?”– Jason Newman, ROLLING STONE