Queens-bred, L.A.-based Green and partner/editor Sarah Ogletree conceived of Beautiful Noise as “a celebration of these records,” as Green told Pitchfork recently.
“It’s basically about the Cocteau Twins, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine, and what an indelible impact they had on modern music.
“The bulk of the movie is in the late 80s-early 90s, which is a pretty interesting time period, because a lot of these groups were picked up by major labels in the U.S. Around 1990, people thought that this was going to be the next big thing. And then there was a huge backlash, and [shoegaze] was turned over for, let’s say, more press-friendly genres.
“But I think this music had a lasting impact on me and other people,” Green says, “and I think it’s important that a story from that time period be told.”