Thursday, 25 June 2009

News - Mogwai Play All Tomorrow’s Parties Film Premiere

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Here’s the full press release to explain what’s been going on and what will happen:

"Mogwai were the secret act who played to a packed out audience at a spectacular concert that followed the UK Premiere screening of ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last night

The concert was part of a unique live cinema event presented by Future Cinema - the creative force behind Secret Cinema - and Warp X, which saw the Edinburgh Picturehouse transformed into a 1950s Holiday Camp for the night. The film was brought to life through a fusion of music and performance, complete with midnight bingo, Northern Soul dancers and blue coats.

The concert also featured live music and DJ's including Belle and Sebastian’s Chris Geddes, and culminated in the very special headlining set from Mogwai.

Luke Morris, the film's producer said: "When we arrived at the venue to find 3 donkeys outside and a full marching band playing Battles' Atlas we knew we were in for a good night. To screen the film in front of 800 people then have it brought to life with a surprise Mogwai set was a great way to launch the film."

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival of the same name. The film is a semi-found multi media bricolage shot by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival's recent history, with key contributions from co-director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire). The film is co-developed and financed by the Warp X partners, Film4, UKFC, EM Media and Screen Yorkshire.

Following its Edinburgh premiere, there will be a series of special events across the UK in September to tie-in with the DVD release of ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES."

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