Watch This! A new trailer has been released for the Nick Cave film 20,000 Days On Earth

20,000 Days On Earth depicts a fictitious 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave. It’s due to be released properly on 19th September but it’s also just been announced that there will be a special screening at The Barbican on the 17th which’ll involve a Q ‘n’ A, followed by the film and than an hour long live performance. But fret not if you don’t live in London as it’ll also be beamed around via satellite to 150 UK cinemas. Details after the break. A new trailer for the film’s just been released too – check it out below.

Si Scott reviewed 20,000 Days for us back in January of course, in a review that ended concisely with the word “genius”.

20,000 Days On Earth has been made by first-time feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard who were inspired by a line in Cave’s songwriting notebook, in which he calculated being alive for 20,000 days.

“Cave’s story is both extraordinary and strikingly universal. It takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape each and every one of our lives, every single day.”

The film was first screened at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it won two awards. Similarly, when it was screened at Berlin it was greeted by great acclaim from critics and audience like. Featuring a score by Nick Cave himself and Warren Ellis it delves into Cave’s artistic processes, unpicking the stuff that makes him tick. We meet those who have affected his life, personally and professionally, including “hilarious moments” shared with his regular collaborator Warren Ellis and others with actor and friend Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue.

Our man who reviewed it concluded:

“The film gives little away but it’s a place to get lost in, a great twist on the traditional and a rock film that allows the one major ingredient back into play- the imagination. In times of confessional and weepy TV docs and rock films that tell the monotone tales of plodding talent dwarves it’s great to be invited to a trip where reality and fantasy blur into an entertianing and slyly dark work. Genius.”

Nick Cave will be performing live at London’s Barbican on September 17 to mark the release, alongside Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson. The film’s directors Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard are also set to take part in a Q&A session prior to the screening. The event will be broadcast live across 150 cinemas in the UK ahead of the film’s official September 19 release. Check local press for details.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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