Staff Pick: The rest of the country prepared to find out just "Who Is Lydia Loveless"

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

Lydia Loveless has spent much of her career onstage. Now, thanks to filmmaker Gorman Bechard, the Columbus musician will make her Silver Screen debut in a new documentary, "Who Is Lydia Loveless?," which will receive its world premiere during the Columbus International Film + Video Festival.

The movie is set to screen at the CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, andAlive freelance contributor and film critic Brad Keefe will host a post-showing Q&A with Loveless and Bechard.

"To me [Loveless] is the daughter Paul Westerberg and Lucinda Williams never realized they had. She is rock & roll. She embodies the chaos that makes for a great live performance," Bechard wrote in an early 2015 email prior to filming.

The documentary, in turn, should provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Loveless' new album, which is expected out sometime this spring/summer, as well as concert footage that might look familiar to local fans (Bechard recorded Loveless and her band in concert during an October 2015 performance at Skully's Music-Diner).

Who is Lydia Loveless? If you don't know, prepare to find out.

CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium

7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 (opening reception at 6 p.m.)

60 Cleveland Ave., Downtown

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