“Calm Before The Storm” was a working title for the documentary. After some contemplation and consideration. We now have our official theatrical title..
“This Is This – The Incredible Jazz Journey of Weather Report.”
The change of title was prompted by a desire to capture the elemental force of the band, something with attitude, with pop. Fans, of course will recognize “This Is This” as the title of the band’s last album. What makes it compelling is the backstory: Joe was a big fan of the movie DEER HUNTER. In a crucial sequence, the character played by Robert Di Niro holds ups an imposing rifle bullet and utters the phrase, making the point that some things are so irreducible, such essential forces of nature that they cannot be denied; so to the music of Weather Report.