That Movie Nerd’s Review: My Way a Rock ‘n’ Roll Doc
If you ever wanted to see what it would be like to take a road trip with your friends to try and become rock stars but never had the courage to do so, this film serves as an alternative. My Way, a documentary from Vinny Sisson and Dominique Mollee, follows Rebekah Synder-Starr and her Estonian friend Annika Alliksoo, members of the Rebekah Starr Band (having no relations to Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band) as they embark on a road trip from Pittsburgh, PA to the Sunset Strip in LA. Synder-Starr has a dream of performing and making a music video on the famous Sunset Strip. The film chronicles how she achieves that dream, despite being continuously put down by her uncle and dealing with relationship problems including a husband who disapproves of her inspired journey.
Movie Review: My Way
Reminiscent of inspiring music documentaries such as The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna (which provided the Riot Grrrl movement founder with the substantial props she deserved), and Anvil, the Story of Anvil(a film that completely resurrected an unsung band’s entire career), My Way, focusing on singer/songwriter guitarist Rebekah Snyder-Starr, showcases one musician’s quest to find success in the music business while doing things on her own terms.
Review of My Way by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky
Directors Dominique Mollee and Vinny Sisson document the eventful road trip of The Rebekah Starr Band as they travel from rural Pennsylvania to the Sunset Strip. Desperate to become a successful rock-and-roll musician, lead singer “Rebekah” packs up her life in small-town Kittanning and hits the open road with Estonian tambourine-playing band mate, “Annika.” With a strong feminist message, the inspiring My Way works well-enough to overshadow any amateurish qualities.
Interview: ‘My Way’ Documentary Rock Maven Rebekah Starr On Inspiration
Nothing says inspirational like a documentary featuring someone going after their dream. But when that person is a hot and talented kick ass female rock star with laser focus the ante definitely gets upped. Boldly dropping out of corporate life, grabbing a guitar and hitting the road to reach the famed Sunset Strip or bust, musician Rebekah Starr is the fetching focus of the ruckus and real new flick “My Way” that documents Starr’s willingness to risk it all – including her life and marriage – in search of a dream. The event filled road trip flick follows the Pennsylvania native and her sexy Estonian side-kick Annika Alliksoo as they hit various bars and clubs across America playing sets, selling CD’s and getting into mild mischief all to facilitate making it to California to shoot a music video with fellow band members Holly Bacci and Temea Vendelin. The film also features rock legends like Steven Adler of Guns n’ Roses and Rikki Rockett of Poison sharing their own similar tales of tirelessly chasing musical fortune and glory. We were so stirred up, moved and utterly impressed by the unwavering passion of the film and the lead gal herself that we sought out rock star Rebekah Starr for some much desired one-on-one insight. What follows is a fascinating Q&A with a gifted gal that delves much deeper into everything from song origins to happenings since the film ended. We proudly salute those who make it happen, so here’s…
Rebekah Snyder-Starr rocks out with abandon in ‘My Way’
On the surface, the documentary My Way looks like a promotional tool for an all-female rock band, but to dismiss it as such would be completely unfair. While the movie follows two aspiring rock musicians on their road trip from rural Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California, it also looks at how a hard working woman’s efforts in the corporate world are undone by the fact that it’s a male dominated world.
“My Way is a documentary about a woman named Rebekah, who just wants her music to been heard…”
“Two films debuting this spring explore the challenge and cost of following your dreams. Documentary My Way (theatrical release on Febrary 20) follows rock musician Rebekah Starr as she leaves her Pennsylvania home for Los Angeles to make a music video…”