'Shut Up & Sing'
When Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines took the stage of Shepherds Bush Empire in London three years ago and told an audibly sympathetic audience that she was ashamed that Dubya was from the band's home state of Texas
, not even the most pessimistic liberal could have anticipated the fallout. Initially apologetic and bewildered, the Chicks' journey from meek-voiced penitents to defiant and articulate free-speech advocates
, as chronicled in this documentary, is nothing short of inspiring. Furthermore, watching Maines call Bush a "dumb fuck" is damn satisfying. (See Movie Times, p. 84, for details.