You made indie films Slacker and Dazed and Confused. This is so mainstream.
This movie was calling me in some strange way. I've got a 10-year-old daughter. I thought I could bring something to it, to not make it one of those cheese-bag kids' films.
Are you schooling your daughter in rock 'n' roll?
Yeah. When you're in the car together, that's a good time. I'm always testing her, like, Which Beatle is this? O.K., this is Nirvana, the best band of the '90s. She's sort of a medievalist, music of the Renaissance.
Have you ever been in a band?