America’s Lost Band received a Gold Coast Award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking at the 2009 Hollywood East Film Festival.

America’s Lost Band is a fascinating retelling of one of the great what-might-have-been stories of American
music of the 60’s…it’s all but guaranteed to have a long and well deserved success on DVD.
While the documentary screening Sunday at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival bears the title ‘America’s Lost Band,’ to some of us the Remains were never lost at all—just sadly overlooked. With fans from critic Jon Landau to Beatle John Lennon, this airtight Boston quartet missed fame for many reasons, all covered in this fine hourlong movie. Rating: 3 stars
— Louis R. Carlozo, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“The complete lack of bitterness and genuine affection the band have for each other is refreshing, and if the stated goal of Cantor and Stich was preserve a special moment from a sinfully under appreciated band, they’ve succeeded with flying colors. Peter Wolf, himself a Boston rock legend, introduced them at a reunion gig by recalling ‘When you’re sitting backstage at the Boston Garden with Bruce Springsteen, all he wants to know about is The Remains!’ If you have any interest in the history of rock and roll, you’ll want to know about them too, making America’s Lost Band essential viewing.”

“A great documentary….Through the brilliant work of director Michael Stich and producer Fred Cantor, not to mention Tashian, Miller, Damiani, and Briggs, ‘America’s Lost Band’ is beginning to be found.”

“America’s Lost Band does an excellent job of proving…The Remains were—indeed still are—very significant players in rock’s storied history….The closing montage of a present-day Remains’ concert interspersed with black and white clips of each member from the Hullabaloo performance provides a touching, sentimental and more than fitting denouement to a band, and a film, that very ably demonstrates the true power of music.”
Mike Dugo,

“America’s Lost Band is a labor of love and as such is a breath of fresh air. Where as most of the documentaries and books about 60s rock ‘n’ roll bands are chock full of overdoses, lawsuits, and long festering resentments, ALB is a charming, heartwarming story about four close friends who enjoy making great rock ‘n’ roll together more today than ever before.”

“This isn’t THE MC5: A True Testimonial or The Filth & The Fury, but it’s still a noble effort and labor of love by the filmmaker and producer about a most deserving subject. Definitely worth seeing.”
Holly Daisun-Datsun, BOSTON GROUPIE NEWS

“You may not come away convinced they were rock’s great missing link, but you can definitely glimpse an alternate universe where they rule the hit parade.”

“An enjoyable look at a band that ‘stood at the door of stardom and never made it through.’” Mark Wood, THE TENNESSEAN

“America’s Lost Band is an enjoyable film and an excellent history of a band you may never have heard of, but who nonetheless helped shape rock and roll.”
Lou Mindar,

Winner: Gold Coast Award – Hollywood East Film Festival (‘09)

Official Selections: Boston Film Festival (World Premiere 2008); Videotheque at Sheffield (UK) Doc/Fest (‘08); Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (‘09); Providence – SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival (’09); The Nashville Film Festival (’09); New Orleans – The Ponderosa Stomp (‘09); Portland – Jackpot Records Film Festival (’09); Arlington (MA) – Music Fest (‘09); Los Angeles – Don’t Knock The Rock Film Festival (‘09); Montreal – Wooly Weekend! (Canadian Premiere –‘09); Rotterdam, Netherlands- Primitive Festival (10).