We Don't Wanna Make You Dance

  • 9 10
  • 2013
  • 94min

In 1983, the band "Miller, Miller, Miller and Sloan" were still young and filled with great hopes and dreams of “making it“. But by 1993 the Band dissolved. This documentary tells its story.


AWARDS: Special Jury Prize. Reel2Real International Festival For Youth

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Doc NYC/ Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival/ Indielisboa/ Raindance Film Festival/ Beefeater In-Edit- International Music Documentary Film Festival/ Louis International Film Festival/ In- Edit Nescafé - International Music Documentary Film Festival/ In-Edit Colombia International Music Documentary Film Festival/ In-Edit Brasil International Music Documentary Film Festival

We don’t wanna make you dance. The story of a band that could not be

Three brothers, Dan, C.B., AKA Barney, Mike and a childhood friend, Blake Sloan, labeled the music of their band “Miller, Miller, Miller and Sloan” as Funky. In 1983 they had a large and enthusiastic local following in New York City, people that encouraged them to believe they could aim high.

Lucy Kostelanetz, the filmmaker, captures that moment in time with scenes from rehearsals, home interviews, and best of all performances at Peppermint Lounge and CBGB.s, including backstage footage of the infamous CBGB “green room”.

But by 1993 the Band dissolved. In 2007 Lucy reconnected with all the former band members, curious to see how the enormous amount of time and work they had put into trying to make it happen might have played out in their eventual lives. Only one of the former band members has continued to pursue the dream. Although now with the Internet, the challenges and possibilities are totally different. 

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