What I didn't know I would be getting was an absolute visual feast.
Mac Premo's visual styling is amazing. It combines stop-motion (or at least stop motion-looking segments) with a recurring audio cassette theme (and for a guy who produces a podcast on cassette tapes, how could that miss with me?)
Visually, it's compelling, as the visuals mix so perfectly with Abumrad's incredibly insight-filled discussion. He hits on all the points, from both a personal/emotional and a scientific perspective. It makes the entire doc feel as if it's bigger than the four-and-a-bit minutes it runs. It gives so damn much, but it doesn't over-power you either. It's a beautiful thing to behold, n every dimension!
The Function of Music screens as a part of DocuNation on March 1st at 415, March 5th at 615, and March 12 at 415 at the Century Theatres in Redwood City, and on March 7th at 345 at the Hammer Theatre in Downtown San Jose.