OUT OF TIME
Out of Time is a documentary based on the biography and legacy of Material Issue, a Chicago based pop trio from the 1990's.
The film covers the Chicago music scene from 1985-1995, and will be entered into the 2020 film festival circuit.
The film stars original band members Mike Zelenko and Ted Ansani. Amongst other key players in the story, the film also stars Gilby Clarke, Matt Pinfield, Steve Albini, Rick Nielsen, and Mike Chapman.
The film marks the feature directorial debut from Balin Schneider, who is also a producer on the film.
about the band
Material Issue was an American power pop trio from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1985, Material Issue was the brainchild of frontman Jim Ellison, who also played guitar, sang lead vocals, and wrote most Material Issue songs. The band also consisted of Ted Ansani (vocals and bass) and Mike Zelenko (drums) who have also been equally praised for their musicianship and instrumental talent. The band released four studio albums, toured heavily, and opened the door for many alternative bands in Chicago.
Despite albums receiving extremely positive reviews and reception, Material Issue is often overlooked among music of the era. They are often considered to have reached their climax in a misplaced era. In an era of grunge music, the pop-based Material Issue was ahead of their musical times.