Wednesday, October 22:
5:30 p.m. – THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC (music doc about Arhoolie Records)
7:30 p.m. – BJORK – BIOPHILIA LIVE (Bjork’s latest concert / performance art experience)
9:30 p.m. – 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH (a documentary about the life and creative process of singer / songwriter NICK CAVE)
October 17 through 23 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly
BJORK – BIOPHILIA LIVE by Nick Fenton & Peter Strickland. Icelandic performance artist/musician, Björk, performs songs from her eighth album with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world in this feature-length concert film. Björk‘s cutting-edge new music project explores where nature, music and technology meet. Advanced tickets are available at the box office or at (504) 352-1150.
Held Over – October 17 through 23 @ 9:30 p.m. nightly
20,000 DAYS ON EARTH by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. Written by and starring Nick Cave. 20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Nick Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis; long-time collaborator Blixa Bargeld; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit “Where the Wild Roses Grow.” These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry, and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit. Advanced tickets are available at the box office or at (504) 352-1150.