Why Watch? Swans was formed in 1982, emerging from the New York No Wave scene with explosive shows where the band played at notoriously loud volumes. Word spread that audience members had vomited from the sonic assaults, and their reputation swelled. They disbanded in 1997 but then reformed without keyboardist/songwriter Jarboe 2 years ago.

Now filmmaker Jim Larson has profiled the band with this engaging documentary — discovering secret passageways to the stage and into the lives of the band’s members. Fans of the group will relish every second of this high-level production and those who don’t know Swans will find a lot to love in this glossy (yet jagged-edged) tour of bizarre intensity and creative wanderlust. Plus, at 27 minutes, it’s about as long as the average Swans song.

What will it cost you? Only 27 minutes.

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