Documentary Feature | USA | 55 mins

Enter the world of drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus), “Better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-‘60s jazz and indie rock,” (The New York Times). King for Two Days documents a two-night concert held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN celebrating the music of Dave King and featuring performances by five of the bands he drums in (The Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Buffalo Collision, Golden Valley Is Now, The Dave King Trucking Company). Through rehearsals, interviews, and concert excerpts, a world emerges where the concept of the band is held above the need for individual showmanship.


“King For Two Days” lets you marvel at the multi-genre drum mastery of King, as well as his wit and general likability. The onstage musical interactions are as beguiling as his backstage interactions are hilarious and endearing… The result is total awesomeness.” – CBS Minnesota

“A crisply shot, rich-sounding documentary film.” – Michael Parilla, Modern Drummer

“With skill, passion, and joyful humor… a film that completely encapsulates King’s creative world.” – Brent Keefe, iDrum Magazine (UK)


Directed and edited by Noah Hutton. Cinematography by Ryan Thompson and Noah Hutton. Official Selection, 2012 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.

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