After premiering in Edinburgh earlier this year, the film of the best alternative music festival in the world tours the UK from this week; opening in Manchester on Friday and then taking in Glasgow, London, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol…
All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Film is a special piece of cinema. It’s been compiled from hundreds of video clips of the various artists that have performed during ATP festivals at the out-of-season Pontins holiday camp in Minehead, sent in by fans and then shaped into a film by director Jonathan Caouette.
The film brilliantly captures the experience of actually being at the festival – bands aside, there’s always plenty of fun to be had on the beach, in the water park, in the arcades and “eateries”, or in the chalets that house the festival goers for the three day event.
A clip from the film of Animal Collective’s performance from the Explosions in the Sky-curated festival from 2008, has just been released online…
…and to get an idea of the truly kaleidoscopic nature of the film, check out the trailer and the teaser short featuring Lightning Bolt that was released earlier this year, below.
Exuberance in the face of a drums and bass onslaught has never has looked so good.
Bands that feature in All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Film include: Belle And Sebastian / Grizzly Bear / Sonic Youth / Battles / Portishead / Daniel Johnston / Grinderman / David Cross / Animal Collective / The Boredoms / Les Savy Fav / Mogwai / Octopus Project / Slint / The Dirty Three / The Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Gossip / GZA / Seasick Steve / Iggy And The Stooges / A Hawk And A Hacksaw / Fuck Buttons / Micah P Hinson / Two Gallants / Akron/Family / Jah Shaka / Saul Williams / Shellac / Patti Smith / John Cooper Clark / Lightning Bolt / Roscoe Mitchell / The Mars Volta.
More info at ourtrueintent.com.