Published Mar 05, 2009After a decade-long run as one of the world's most adventurous music festivals, All Tomorrow's Parties is giving itself a pat on the back via a new film.
Courtesy of Warp's digital film studio Warp X, the independently-minded UK festival has announced it's releasing a new music doc simply dubbed All Tomorrow's Parties, which features an eclectic mix of performances from the likes of Sonic Youth, Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Daniel Johnston, Iggy and the Stooges, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear and the Boredoms.
Described as "a DIY concert film," the movie has been pieced together from footage submitted by more than 200 filmmakers, fans and musicians, who have all caught bits of the festival's recent history at the Camber Sands holiday camp via Super8, camcorder and even mobile phone. A few pros lent their more experienced lenses to the film, such a Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire), but by the sounds of it, All Tomorrow's Parties plays out much like the festival itself: as a hodgepodge of sights and sounds, or as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore once said, the "ultimate mixtape."
While the North American release of the film is still being finalized, it is set to come out in the UK this summer, both on DVD and as a digital download. All Tomorrow's Parties is also scheduled to have its world premiere at this year's SXSW, which has lined up a trio of screenings.
You can check out a teaser of the film below (or over here).
SXSW screening times:
3/14 Austin, TX - Alamo Lamar 2 (5:15 p.m.)
3/19 Austin, TX - Paramount (5:00 p.m.)
3/21 Austin, TX - Alamo Ritz (8:00 p.m.)
Teaser 1 from Our True Intent is all for your on Vimeo.