Who Can See Forever
Director: Josh Sliffe Run Time: 100 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2023
Starring: Sam Beam
With a Live Performance and Conversation from Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam after the screening.
Who Can See Forever is the first ever in-depth look into the life and music of Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam. Initially conceived as a live document, Who Can See Forever grew into a deeper study of its enigmatic subject as director Josh Sliffe spent more and more time on the road. Shot over three years and using the traditional concert film as his jumping-off point, Sliffe digs into the myth and ethos of Iron & Wine through a series of interviews and unguarded behind-the-scenes footage that welcome the viewer into the center of Beam’s universe.
Who Can See Forever, which takes its name from one of Iron & Wine’s most beloved compositions, “The Trapeze Swinger,” manages to serve as part concert film, part music documentary and part meditative examination as it captures one of independent music’s most prolific singer-songwriters.