All Tomorrow’s Parties documentary premiering at SXSW

Music News | Mar 5th, 2009

Documentary features Belle And Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Grinderman & More At Sxsw Festival On March 14th & A Multi Platform Release This Summer Through Warp Films
Warp X is pleased to announce the world premiere of All Tomorrow’s Parties at the SXSW Festival screening on 14th, 19th and 21st March. All Tomorrow’s Parties is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival of the same name.

SXSW is the leading festival hotspot for exploring the latest filmmaking trends and new technology with a special focus on emerging talents. As such it is the ideal platform to launch All Tomorrow’s Parties.

All Tomorrow’s Parties is a DIY concert film featuring performances from an eclectic mix of some of the most 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 is a fiercely independent festival that many music lovers regard as one of the most important music events in the world. In an intimate and communal atmosphere, free of corporate sponsorship, it serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living, with musicians and fans living side by side. At each festival a band or artist is chosen to gather up their favourite artists who perform over a weekend in an out-of-season holiday camp by the sea. Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore described the festival as the ‘ultimate mix tape’.

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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The Screening at SXSW are:
Saturday, March 14th – 5:15 PM – Alamo Lamar 2
Thursday, March 19th – 5:00 PM – Paramount
Saturday, March 21st – 8:00 PM – Alamo Ritz 1

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