Chris Metzler fits in perfectly in the eclectic documentary circles of his adopted S.F. home, even if he hasn't shed his L.A. roots. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, the high-energy follow-up to Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (co-directed with Jeff Springer), tracks the stormy history and vibrant legacy of the African-American punk-fusion pioneers who met in high school 25 years ago. Everyday Sunshine rode the festival circuit from early 2010 (including stops at S.F. Docfest and the Mill Valley Film Festival) through the summer of 2011 before launching its theatrical run in the fall.
The doc returns today (Friday, Jan. 6) for a week at the Roxie Theater, with band members Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher performing before the first-night screenings and the filmmakers on hand Friday and Saturdsay. We caught up with Metzler, who essentially has toured nonstop since early October.