The Spectacular Now Splashes Sundance With Just Water and Tennessee River Crooks

The Spectacular Now, a teen relationship drama from Smashed director James Ponsoldt, has already made a big splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, according to  With a bit of a bidding war amongst indie film distributors, A24 Films has emerged as the winner, slating the Tim Tharp book adaptation for a summer release.

With a cast of legends and rising stars (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shailene Woodley) and a screenplay written by the same team that delivered the hit 500 Days Of Summer, there is a lot of buzz surrounding this John Hughes-esque coming of age film….and Fervor is in the thick of it with two classic  1970’s rock tunes from the archives.

One of the Fervor selections is Farming Man (1976) by the Tennessee River Crooks, which has that unmistakable Southern Rock sound, a la The Allman Brothers.

From the other side of the mid-70’s rock coin, audiences will also hear The Riff (1977) by New York Punk godfathers, Just Water, who were regulars at CBGB’s and contemporaries of The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie and more.

Both tracks are available on the official film soundtrack, available on iTunes August 20th.


1: Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Miles Tippet (Footloose) in The Spectacular Now

2: Just Water


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