We have this man to thank for our beautiful US DVD release. He took a chance on us when we were at the end of our rope and it has been a real honor to be a part of his Oscilloscope family. His musical, cinematic, and humanitarian legacy will be felt for generations to come. Thank you Adam, we’ll miss you.
Dusting off the ol’ Scott Walker website to alert the faithful about our man’s latest:
“Cocteau Voices” at the Royal Opera House
Commissioned by ROH2, ROH Associate Artist Aletta Collins and esteemed director Tom Cairns present two contrasting dramatic pieces in two different artforms: one dance, one opera. Jean Cocteau’s monologues provide the inspiration for an evening of opera and dance in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
In the world premiere of Duet for One, Collins re-imagines Cocteau’s monologue Duet For One Voice for dancers, with an original score by Scott Walker.
for more info visit the Royal Opera House website.
…and there is a great article about the show in The Independent.
“Scott Walker - 30 Century Man” US cable TV debut. Monday May 10 at 8:00 pm on the Sundance Channel.
visit the Sundance Channel website for more showtimes.
Verve Pictures, our brilliant UK distributor, now offer the film in a Blu Ray edition. Click here to order.
“Icons queue up to pay tribute in this appropriately weighty tribute focusing on the exacting working practices of a velvet-voiced visionary” says DVD & Blu Ray Review, giving this new edition Four Stars overall and Four Stars each for picture & sound quality (”featuring monumentally superb vocal-accentuating sound and an excellent director’s commentary.”)
Oscilloscope Laboratories, the fine distribution company founded by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, has a street date of June 16th for the North American SW30 DVD.
Rolling Stone just gave the DVD FOUR STARS: “Even David Bowie - the executive producer of this exceptionally smart documentary - admits it: Scott Walker is the original avant-garde crooner.”
“The new gold standard for music documentaries.” - DVD Talk
“The year’s most enriching music documentary.” Time Out Chicago
Long, long, LONG overdue in the US of A, the DVD will feature some exclusive DVD extras including a bit more making-of-The Drift studio footage and an extended tour through the incredible collection of Walker-collector par excellence, Arnie Potts. More info on how to pre-order (and purchase the nice new poster) here.
LA gets one more chance (yes LA, this is your third opportunity) to catch it on the big screen on July 1 &2 at the New Beverly. And word has it that the film will open the Last Call Film Festival in Louisville, KY on June 27.
More US dates announced…
UPDATE: SW30 returns to LA. One night only: ECHOPLEX. Thurs April 2. SK q&a…more stuff being planned (possible live acts, DJ set, etc.)
(UPDATE: Austin run extended. One Week from Friday March 27.)
We have also booked a run at the Belcourt in Nashville in early April.
Check out the US Distribution page for an up-to-date screening list that includes dates in Huntington NY, Cleveland and Grand Rapids…more to come.
LA has spoken:
“a film that should not be ignored” says Kevin Bronson on Buzzbands LA.
“revelatory” says LA CityBeat
“…even a partial rundown of the musicians who speak on camera is dazzling…” LA TIMES
“…compelling and refreshing…” LA Alternative Film Examiner
“…utterly haunting…astonishing” Filter
“A fascinating meditation on the nexus of art and celebrity with a deeply charismatic figure at its center…one of the most remarkable music documentaries in ages. Not to be missed.” Box Office Magazine
read all the reviews and interviews in the updated press archive.
More to come…
44 years after Scott Walker walked out of a year-long residency at Gazzari’s on the Sunset Strip and boarded a plane for London…he’s back (sort of…)! “Scott Walker — 30 Century Man” (finally) arrives in Los Angeles on Friday February 27 for a week run at Landmark’s NuArt Theatre. (SK in person Fri 27 & Sat 28 at 7:30 pm shows)
To celebrate the LA premiere of the film, we have teamed up with Don’t Knock the Rock & The Fold to present a pre-release event: A Tribute to Scott Walker: live at Bordello. Wednesday February 25th, 7:30 pm. The line-up will include David J, Ann Magnuson, Kristian Hoffman, Rob Dickinson, Levinhurst, Jason Falkner, John Doe, Julianna Raye, Evie Sands, Michael Berg, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Dan Crane (aka Bjorn Turoque), with emcee Michael Des Barres. $12. Tix now on sale at www.foldsilverlake.com
And because we just don’t want the Scott to stop, on opening night, Friday February 27th from 9:00 pm, we’re doing another Scott Walker Lounge, this time at Liquid Kitty. DJs Cyrano & Señor Amor spin SW and WB faves + giveaways (CDs, posters, film passes + $2 off drink specials w/ ticket stub!)
And finally, we are very pleased to announce that the film has been acquired for distribution in North America by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Oscilloscope is a NYC-based recording studio, film production & distribution company, and post-production facility founded by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. The film will make it to a few more US cities before landing on DVD in the summer.