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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.
US THEATRICAL DEBUT. IFC CENTER. NEW YORK CITY. ONE WEEK ONLY
begins WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
S. Kijak in person at 7:40 shows on Wed, Fri, Sat and again last night of run, Tues 23.
Tickets now on sale HERE.
FOUR STARS - TIME OUT NEW YORK
“HAUNTING.” STEPHEN HOLDEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES
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SAN FRANCISCO / BERKELEY, LANDMARK CINEMAS. begins JANUARY 23
LOS ANGELES, LANDMARK’S NUART CINEMA. begins FEBRUARY 17
more cities announced soon, stay tuned.
Just FYI y’all…many of you in the UK probably saw an hour-long ‘version’ of SW30 last night, presented by the honorable Mr. Alan Yentob - just to clarify - it was a very much re-edited version, presented with a slightly different point-of-view and and with some material that is not actually in the film, and excluding some great stuff that is in the film - SO - while we are thrilled with the presentation of Scott’s story on the BBC, we urge you to continue to head to the cinemas to check it out on a BIG screen, played LOUDLY, in all its 95 min glory! Part of Scott’s motivation for being involved was that it was a cinematic endeavor, and we’d love for you to experience it as such.
Thanks to everyone who made our New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival such a great event, especially David Driver and the Loser’s Lounge Band who packed ‘em in at our pre-screening party at The Knitting Factory (and of course, thanks to Jameson’s for coming in to sponsor the event at the last minute. Were they aware that Scott’s fave tipple in the 60’s was whiskey and coke? Did it matter? They flowed liberally all night. Certainly helped when it came to the Q&A later…)
Amidst the chaos, I managed to catch a few great docs, including “Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer” which was a true revelation, and the elegant “Black, White + Gray”, about art collector Sam Wagstaff & his relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Keep an eye out for these great films as they make their way to other film fests.
9th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, view from the Hotel Minerva. Perfect moviegoing weather that week; cool, damp, gray, screenings were full (half-past-midnight at the Olympion) and dangerously over-crowded (John Cassavetes cinema - see below) and was told that at a breakfast discussion the following day, people were debating whether or not the film was actually an elaborate hoax…does Scott Walker really exist or have I made him up? I’ll take that as a compliment.