Sonic Cinema presents PARADISE IS THERE, A MEMOIR BY NATALIE MERCHANT.
Natalie Merchant released “Tigerlily” 20 years ago. The album went on
to sell 5 million copies and touched countless numbers of fans. Now she
has re-recorded the album and uses the opportunity to tell her story,
the story behind the songs and the impact it has had on her audience.
film is a personal account of the beloved singer’s journey. Told
through her voice and the voices of her fans, it illustrates how
powerfully the songs from “Tigerlily”, — ‘Carnival,’ ‘River,’ Wonder,’
‘The Letter,’ and more — have impacted her audience.
film we get to know Merchant in a new way and appreciate the humanity of
the woman that is reflected in her songs. Filled with archival footage
from her early days fronting the seminal alternative rock band 10,000
Maniacs, live performances and interviews with musicians, friends and