The Curzon Soho in London will the be cinematic home for the film’s official UK theatrical run - other cinemas to be added soon, but the Scott Walker obsessives that run the Curzon Soho wanted it first, so who are we to argue. Can’t wait - it’s my favorite spot in London for a coffee and a movie (very nice mince pies this time of year as well). Release date: April 27, 2007 (date subject to change!)- brought to you by the most excellent Verve Pictures. Sign the mailing list if you have not already as we will announce any additional screens around the country soon.
Archive for November, 2006
slightly off-topic but too good to be true:
The following was posted by our MySpace friend Tosh - could not help but repost it here.
“I know this may sound like one of my crazy dreams (and this is the reason why it’s so great) but walking by Tower Records in West Hollywood, in the parking lot; there was a cow, David Lynch sitting in a chair, and a piano player playing an electric piano. Seeing Lynch there with the cow (who was pooing a lot) and the piano player I decided to go into Tower Records and bought my favorite album this year - Scott Walker’s “The Drift” and went out and gave it to David Lynch. He’s a very nice man. I will probably never see him again”
At first I thought he had made it up (as it is certainly an image both Lynch and Scott would have invented) but then I read about Lynch’s stunt in Variety…
Tosh, by the way, runs Tam Tam Books, a publishing house that specializes in 20th Century international literature and is devoted to the purpose of reprinting lost masterpieces and presenting them to a large English speaking audience. Do stop by and check it out.
In other news…the single screening of the film that will take place next week, Monday Nov 27 at Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton, has been the fastest selling event of the festival, so book ahead if you plan on coming down to that. I’ll be there along with DP/Editor Grant Gee, producer Mia Bays and featured interview subject JD Beauvallet, Brighton resident and founder of French rock & culture mag Les Inrockuptibles.
(And if anyone has David Lynch’s number, pass it along. Would love to get his take on THE DRIFT.)
good people; please cast your eyes to the friends section to the right and click on ‘cathal coughlan’ and explore the world of this extraordinary musician. Have just come from his extraordinary gig at Bush Hall where we were slathered in oldies and newies (from his new album Foburg) and left panting for more. The tatty splendour of Bush Hall could barely contain the inferno that is CC. Magnificent. (He features far too briefly in our humble film, but he will return ten-fold on the DVD.)
“Obsessive fans - some of whom have stuck with their hero since the 1960s - will be in clover, while non-initiates will be fascinated by a man for whom the term “maverick” could well have been invented.” writes Jonathan Romney in our very first official review, from Screen Daily. Read it all here, and note the new “reviews, articles, etc” pages to the right.
To all the obsessive fans (you know who you are!), and the one guy who didn’t know who Scott Walker was, thanks for turning out to the premiere - we had friends in from Scotland, Netherlands, New York - it was an incredible experience to finally see the years of work flashing before my (your, our) eyes.
The film will be released in the UK starting Feb 17 at the Curzon Soho in London, with plans to expand to screens all around the country soon after. Keep en eye here for details (or join the mailing list if you haven’t already.)
Rolling on to Brighton next, as you know, for one date during the Cinecity film fest, Monday Nov 27.
“We came through!”