Chemical Brothers Bringing New Concert Film to the Big Screen
Published Dec 02, 2011If you woke up this morning hoping to learn about some upcoming live films, then today (December 2) has offered a bevy of treats. In addition to new announcements from the Kills and LCD Soundsystem, electronic vets the Chemical Brothers have announced plans to unveil a concert documentary called Don't Think, due out in select cinemas on January 26.
It was filmed on July 31 at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival with direction by the duo's longtime visual collaborator Adam Smith. According to a press release, it "places cameras in the centre of the stage as well as at the very heart of the crowd to perfectly capture a fan's eye view of the heightened emotional reactions of the audience seeing the band at their very best."
This is no ordinary concert film, however. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage that "follows selected audience members away from the stage and out into the natural environment." This is said to create a more rounded document of the event and features "avant-garde magic realist moments where trippy visuals leave the screens and invade the open spaces of the festival."
The director said of the off-stage footage, "We were given privileged insights into the private moments of joy, fear and ecstatic escapism from reality that this show induces. Included in that are flights of fantasy around the festival that are going on inside an audience member's head."
It's apparently the first-ever concert recorded in Dolby 7:1 surround sound, and was mixed especially for the big screen. It is being released through RSA Films, and you can watch the trailer below.
The January 26 screening only includes 20 cinemas. Luckily for Canadian fans, one of these is Toronto's Scotiabank Theatre at 7:45 p.m. Book tickets here. A more extensive theatrical release will follow on February 1.
For a complete list of the currently scheduled screening cities, head here.