Nick Cave’s critically-acclaimed 20,000 Days on Earth gets a sold-out UK premiere and gala satellite event
20,000 Days on Earth takes an avant-garde look into the life and creative mind of legendary Australian muso, author, screenwriter and occasional actor Nick Cave over a period of 24 hours. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the film gets its formal UK premiere at the sold out Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House in London tonight.
This will be followed by a very special gala preview at London’s Barbican on 17 September. The red-carpet event, featuring a screening of the film plus a unique 60-minute live experience that includes a live performance with Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson and a Q&A with the 20,000 Days on Earth creative team, will be broadcast live via satellite to over 150 cinemas across the UK. 20,000 Days on Earth then goes on general release across the UK and Ireland from 19 September.
This critically-acclaimed film first debuted at the Sundance and Berlin festivals earlier in the year, winning the Sundance Best Direction and Best Editing prizes in the World Cinema Documentary section. According to the UK preview event organisers, ‘20,000 Days on Earth is a bold vision of one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary by weaving a cinematically staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his full creative cycle’.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to score a ticket for the Barbican event, you can enjoy the experience live at Picturehouse Cinemas and selected Curzon, Everyman, Cineworld, Vue, Odeon and Showcase cinemas as a host of independent cinemas across the UK.
Check out the 20,000 Days on Earth website (click here)
AND ALSO… If you head over to Proud Galleries Camden in north London from 3 September to 2 November you catch their next exhibition Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth featuring a collection of portraits of the enigmatic front man that span his musical career. Bringing together shots from David Corio, Andrew Whitton, Steve Double, and Amelia Troubridge: photographers whom each worked with Cave at different stages of his artistic development, up to the present day, the exhibition is a revealing and intimate portrait of one of rock’s few singular personalities. (click here for more info)
Posted on August 13, 2014, in Avant Garde, Documentary, Must-See, World Cinema and tagged 20000 Days on Earth, Avant Garde, Barry Adamson, Documentary, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Must See, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, World Cinema. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.