Friday, July 8, 2011

Kings of Leon documentary TV airing

When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form a rock band named Kings of Leon, their humble back story garnered almost as much attention as their music.

Many questioned if they were really related and if rumors of their father being a Pentecostal preacher were true. Since then, the band has achieved worldwide, Grammy Award-winning success.

Now, the mystery and myths behind these budding rock legends will be laid to rest in the documentary Talihina Sky, premiering on Showtime on Sun., Aug. 21 at 10 PM ET/PT.

The documentary kicks off at the annual Followill family reunion in the back woods of Talihina, Okla., where the boys return to their roots and unwind with their family. First-time director and Followill friend Stephen C. Mitchell weaves personal home videos, unedited interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band's journey from their small-town beginnings -- spent in poverty and touring the Bible Belt with their father, a Pentecostal evangelist minister, and their devout mother -- to living the rock star dream.  

Earlier this year, the film premiered this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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