Warp Films Announce Special US Screenings Of ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Prior To DVD release On November 24th The Public Can Now See the Film on The Big Screen: Austin (Nov 2/3/4), New York (Nov 13/14), Chicago (Nov 20) Los Angeles (Dec 1) + more
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Ever wondered what summer camp with Nick Cave, Daniel Johnston, and Iggy Pop would feel like? This stunning documentary should give you some idea, conjuring a glorious kaleidoscope of the bonfires, drunken hedonism, make out sessions, and music, music, music found at an All Tomorrow’s Parties event.
Made from Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed by over 200 filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival¹s recent history, with key contributions from co-director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows), it captures the uncompromising spirit of a parallel music universe.
A truly immersive experience, All Tomorrow’s Parties runs the gamut from raucous energy to magisterial grace. and features amongst others: Belle And Sebastian, Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, Battles, Portishead, Daniel Johnston, Grinderman, David Cross, Animal Collective, Mogwai, Slint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, GZA, Iggy and the Stooges, Shellac and Patti Smith.
Following screenings at SXSW, Seattle, and Los Angeles Film Festivals audiences will have the chance to to experience the All Tomorrow’s Parties film on the big screen which has been described as “part concert film, part rebel manifesto – critics pick” (LA Weekly), “visually dazzling” (Variety), “a rousing, kaleidoscopic celebration” (Time Out) and “thoroughly kinetic” (Blackbook).
US THEATRICAL TOUR DATES
AUSTIN – Alamo Drafthouse
Nov 2,3, and 4
NEW YORK – IFC Center
Nov 13,14 (MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS)
CHICAGO – Facets Cinematheque
Co-hosted by Pitchfork Media
Nov 20 (11:30 pm)
LOS ANGELES – Cinefamily
Dec 1st (more details TBD)
+ further festivals screenings
Olympia Film Festival, OLYMPIA, WA Nov 7th, 9:30pm
Caculorus Film Festival, WILMINGTON, NC Nov 12th, 10:30pm
The film will be released on DVD and download from November 24th, with pre-orders available online from www.warpfilmstore.com
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About the Film
UK Film Council and Film4 in association with Screen Yorkshire and EM Media present in association with Warp Films and Momac Films A Warp X / Found Films Production
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES
Directed by All Tomorrow’s People and Jonathan Caouette. Produced by: Luke Morris
Executive Producers: Peter Carlton, Hugo Heppell, Suzanne Alizart, Mark Herbert, Barry Hogan, Deborah Kee Higgins
Format: HD, DV, Super 8, mobile phone
DVD release date: 24 November 2009
Running Time: 82 mins
– Commentary by ATP Promoters Barry Hogan and Deborah Kee Higgins
– Over 55 minutes of full-length performances.
– This DVD is also a key that can be used to unlock exclusive bonus content online, including Vincent Moon’s footage from ATP New York, interviews, more full length performances and lots more.
– Slipcase, 40 page full colour booklet and cover, including 10 years of ATP poster artwork and programme of artists in the film (short biography and photo)
About All Tomorrow’s Parties (the festival)
All Tomorrow’s Parties is an organisation based in London that has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the UK and worldwide for almost ten years. It was founded by Barry Hogan in 1999 in preparation for the first All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, the line-up of which was curated by Mogwai and took place in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has taken place every year, and continues to set itself apart from others like Reading or Glastonbury by staying intimate, un-corporate and fan-friendly. Another vital difference is that the line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists, resulting in unpredictable and exciting events which combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The All Tomorrow’s Parties festival has become more successful with every passing year, moving in 2006 to a larger holiday camp. It takes place in both the UK and USA, and has been curated by the following artists:
Mike Patton & Melvins, My Bloody Valentine, Explosions In The Sky, Pitchfork Media, Portishead, Dirty Three, Sonic Youth, The Shins, Sleater Kinney, Dinosaur Jr., Devendra Banhart, Mudhoney, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Vincent Gallo, Slint, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Stephen Malkmus, Mogwai, Tortoise, Shellac, Autechre, Modest Mouse and Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening. In 2007 the curators allowed festival goers to pick the lineup by organising a voting process for all ticketholders in the months running up to the event. The festival now takes place three times a year in the UK (twice in May and once in December for the ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’). In recent years the ATP organisation’s involvement in festivals has spread further; including curating stages at Barcelona’s acclaimed Primavera Sound Festival, and at Pitchfork Magazine’s Music Festival in Chicago in 2007 and 2008.
ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas curated by My Bloody Valentine takes place 4 – 6 December and Ten Years of ATP Festival takes place 11 – 13 December. www.atpfestival.com
About Warp Films
Warp Films has created some of the most exciting British film making in the last five years. It has won numerous plaudits and awards, including three Baftas, since being set up by Mark Herbert (current MD) and Steve Beckett (MD of Warp Records).
Since 2003 Warp has enjoyed much success with award-winning directors including Chris Morris, Chris Cunningham and Shane Meadows, who was responsible for the most successful production to date, This Is England. The film earned in excess of $3 million at the UK box and sold 400, 000 DVDs in the UK. It has taken over $4 million at international box office. Shane’s next film, Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee, a faux-rockumentary, starring Paddy Considine and Olivia Colman will open in cinemas 9 October.
Warp Films also has a music video division, with an exciting roster of directors including Shane Meadows, Vincent Morisset, United Visual Artists and Richard Ayoade. Richard won best music video at this years NME awards for The Last Shadow Puppets My Mistakes video and Best Music DVD for Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo. They have recently made videos for Vampire Weekend, The Doves, Girls Aloud and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and are currently in post production on a film for Sigur Ros, directed by Vincent Morisset.
In 2009 Warp are celebrating 20 years of music, film and design. Special album releases are due in September, and events in New York, Sheffield, Tokyo and London will take place over the rest of the year.
About Warp X
Pioneering digital film studio Warp X is based in Sheffield, with a satellite office in London. Warp X shares the reputation of its sister companies Warp Records and Warp Films for combining creative originality with commercial success.
After premiering to critical acclaim at Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Warp X’s first two films A Complete History of My Sexual Failures and Donkey Punch were released in the UK in Summer 2008. Their third film, Hush, a thriller from writer/director Mark Tonderai was released in the UK on 13 March and is now available on DVD. Warp X’s final three films of their first slate are All Tomorrow’s Parties, Bunny and the Bull (a comedy from The Mighty Boosh director, Paul King due for theatrical release November 2009) and She, A Chinese (a debut fiction feature from Chinese writer/director Xiaolu Guo which recently won the Golden Leopard at Locarno, due for release early 2010).
2009 sees the start of the second Warp X slate and a hotbed of exciting new projects in development. www.warpx.co.uk
About UK Film Council
The UK Film Council invests public money in developing new filmmakers, in funding exciting new British films and in getting a wider choice of films to audiences throughout the UK. We also invest in training, promoting Britain as an international filmmaking location and in raising the profile of British films abroad.
Our New Cinema Fund supports emerging talent and established filmmakers working outside the mainstream. The fund has £15 million of Lottery money to invest over three years and funds 8 to 10 feature films each year, supporting filmmakers at every stage of their career including directors with their first and second features such as the Cannes award-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold with Fish Tank (Cannes 2009, Prix du Jury, Red Road, Cannes 2006 Prix du Jury), Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop (at Sundance 2009), Alexis dos Santos’s Unmade Beds (also at Berlin and Sundance 2009) and Noel Clarke’s Adulthood.
In supporting James Marsh’s Oscar®-winning Man on Wire, Jane Campion’s Bright Star (In Competition, Cannes 2009), Sally Potter’s Rage (Berlin Competition 2009), Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Cannes, Palme d’Or), Shane Meadows’s This is England (BAFTA, Best British Film) and Kevin Macdonald with Touching the Void (BAFTA, Best British Film, the fund also continues its tradition of enabling established filmmakers to produce films with distinctive visions.
New films being supported by the fund include James Marsh’s Project Nim, Mat Whitecross’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom written by Enda Walsh, Pete Mullan’s Neds, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, Danis Tanovic’s Circus Columbia and Mohamed Al Daradji’s Son of Babylon.
The New Cinema Fund also invests in a programme of shorts schemes and funds the Warp X studio offering filmmakers development and production support, and theatrical distribution in partnership with Film4, EM Media, Screen Yorkshire and Optimum Releasing. Further Information visit: www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk
Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. The company develops and co-finances film productions and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established. Film4 is a founding partner of the Warp X digital studio.
Film4’s latest release on June 12th was Ken Loach’s Cannes competition film, Looking for Eric. Other recent releases include Danny Boyle’s, Slumdog Millionaire, winner of 8 Academy Awards; Steve McQueen’s Hunger, winner of among other awards, the 2008 Cannes Camera D’Or; Martin McDonagh’s Oscar nominated, In Bruges; Mike Leigh’s Oscar nominated and Golden Globe Best Actress winner, Happy-Go-Lucky and Michael Winterbottom’s Genova.
Upcoming Film4 projects include Paul King’s Bunny and the Bull; Xiaolu Guo’s She, A Chinese, winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival; Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones; Chris Morris’ Four Lions; Sam Taylor Wood’s Nowhere Boy; Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go; Kevin Macdonald’s Eagle of the Ninth and Mike Leigh’s 09 Project.
About Screen Yorkshire
Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency, responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful and sustainable film, television, games and interactive media sector in Yorkshire and Humber. Screen Yorkshire’s Production Fund, supported by Yorkshire Forward, invests in film and television production in the region. Recent credits include; The Damned United, Red Riding, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited, The Cottage and the BAFTA award winning This Is England. Screen Yorkshire also has a Business Investment Fund, distributes Lottery and Grant in Aid awards on behalf of the UK Film Council and runs a series of broadcast training schemes in partnership with Skillset. For further information, visit: www.screenyorkshire.co.uk
About EM Media
EM Media is the Regional Screen Agency for England’s East Midlands. Working in harmony with a range of partners locally, nationally and internationally, EM Media secures finance, nurtures talent, invests in success and stimulates growth and innovation in the Film, Games, TV and Interactive sectors; ensuring East Midlands’ digital industries lead and compete globally.
EM Media has financed over 70 distinctive and innovative digital media projects, including the development and production of 31 feature films, leading the creation of a national profile for the East Midlands as a film–led region
Financed productions include: Nick Whitfield’s Skeletons, Justin Molotnikov’s Crying With Laughter (EIFF 2009), Karl Golden’s Pelican Blood, Samantha Morton’s directorial debut The Unloved, Brian Percival’s A Boy Called Dad (EIFF 2009), Alexis Dos Santos’s Unmade Beds, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, Kenny Glenaan’s Summer, Duane Hopkins’ Better Things (Cannes Official Selection 2008), Martin Radich’s Crack Willow (Under The Radar – EIFF 2008), Steven Sheil’s Mum and Dad, Jeanie Finlay’s Goth Cruise. EM Media has also co-financed the first slate of films from Warp X, the low-budget digital film initiative which has produced Chris Waitt’s A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Olly Blackburn’s Donkey Punch, Mark Tonderai’s Hush and the forthcoming Bunny & The Bull, She, A Chinese and All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Previous film investments include the BAFTA and BIFA winning Control (Anton Corbijn) and the BAFTA award-winning This Is England (Shane Meadows) (Best British Film 2007).
EM Media has co-financed the development and production of games and virtual worlds with European Regional Development finance, including Space Ark, mixm8, Beauty Salon, Geon: Emotions, Bugs of War, Manifest, Spell Souls and Hunter’s World.