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Chicago Premiere ONE NIGHT ONLY!
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES
"Visually dazzling... pure catnip for anyone who has Pitchfork.com bookmarked" -Variety
Critic's Pick! "Part concert film, part rebel manifesto, this toe-tapping document covers several years in the life of a marvelous off-season music festival" -LA Weekly
"A rousing, kaleidescopic celebration of the seaside indie-rock festival" -TimeOut London
The Facets Cinémathèque, Pitchfork and Warp Films are proud to present All Tomorrow's Parties, a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival, as well as an ingenious testament to alternative music, communal living, and iconoclastic creativity. Founded by Belle & Sebastian's Barry Hogan in 1999 as an alternative to larger, more corporate festivals, ATP is a sponsorship-free festival where the organizers, artists, and fans all stay in the same chalet-style housing complex. Every year the event is curated by a specific artist or band, essentially making each festival a concert as ultimate mix tape. It is a DIY concert film featuring performances from a host of alt artists including: Battles, Sonic Youth, Belle and Sebastian, Patti Smith, Animal Collective, 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 co-director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows). A truly immersive experience, All Tomorrow's Parties captures the experience from the perspective of fan, artist, and curator alike, celebrating the uncompromising vitality of this unique festival experience.
Directed by All Tomorrow's People and Jonathan Caouette, UK, 2009, 85 mins.