All Tomorrow’s Parties:: The Film

I love the whole idea of All Tomorrow’s Parties. Each festival has an artist chose their favourites to perform over a weekend in an off-season holiday camp by the sea. What is just as fabulous is that these events virtually eliminate the riff-raff plaguing the American festival scene (I’m not speaking of just the bands). Moreover, All Tomorrow’s Parties bypasses the emerging red flag concerning the cross-pollination of the “post-Phish hippie” and “fratboy,” as the trend in the U.S., is to include an odd soup of bands; bringing together folks who don’t normally party together. While we won’t know the after effects of that cosmic size snafu for some time, there is much to celebrate as All Tomorrow’s Parties and its message have been put to film.

All Tomorrow’s Parties is a DIY concert film featuring performances from an eclectic mix of some of the influential artists including: Battles, Sonic Youth, Belle And Sebastian, Patti Smith, Grinderman, Iggy and the Stooges, Portishead, Mogwai, Slint, Grizzly Bear, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, Daniel Johnston and The Boredoms. The film is a semi-found bricolage made from Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival’s recent history, with key contributions from Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire). All Tomorrow’s Parties will have a UK multi-platform release this summer (dates tbc) with one night only theatrical events, a DVD release and digital download available through Warp Films. Warp X is a UK Film Council, Film4, EM Media, Screen Yorkshire, Optimum initiative.

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