The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

An inside look at The Elephant 6 Recording Co., the ’90s rock collective that launched Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples in Stereo, and other bands. Around 1985, a group of Louisiana high schoolers began experimenting with whatever random instruments and gear they could find. Influenced by psychedelia, and with little to distract them, they birthed a musical revolution.

“The definitive document about a scene that is exceedingly difficult to define.”

Film Threat

“Provides viewers with a feeling of mystery, amazement, and genuine excitement.”

Flood Magazine

“A joyous, heartfelt look at the DIY collective.”

Aquarium Drunkard

awards & festivals


Venue City Opening Date
Austin Film Society Austin, TX 09/01/2023
The Broad Theater New Orleans, LA 09/01/2023
The Plaza Atlanta, GA 09/15/2023
Roxy Theater Missoula, MT 09/15/2023
Circle Cinema Tulsa, OK 09/22/2023
Drexel Triplex Columbus, OH 09/22/2023
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY 09/22/2023
Clairidge Cinemas Montclair, NJ 09/24/2023
Manship Theatre Baton Rouge 09/24/2023
Pop's Art Theater Rochester, MN 09/25/2023
Fairfield Fairfield, CT 09/26/2023
Paramount Theater Charlottesville, VA 09/28/2023
Columbis Theatre Providence, RI 10/07/2023
The Whitechapel Projects Long Branch, NJ 10/12/2023
Michigan Tech University Houghton, MI 11/03/2023
Coyote Twin Vermillion, SD 11/06/2023
Upstate Films / Orpheum Saugerties, NY 01/08/2024