15 Jun
Featuring Belle And Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, Grinderman & More At The Los Angeles Film Festival


If you’ve been to any of All Tomorrow’s Parties you know it’s a top shelf event. If you haven’t had the pleasure, you’ve probably heard a good tale or two from friends. If you’re in town for the Los Angeles Film Festival there’s a screening of All Tomorrow’s Parties on June 24th at the Ford Amphitheatre. The film is a serious DIY production—it’s made from Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed 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 features performances from an eclectic mix of peeps: 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, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, GZA, Seasick Steve, Iggy and the Stooges, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Fuck Buttons, P Hinson, Two Gallants, Akron, Family, Jah Shaka, Saul Williams, Shellac, Patti Smith and John Cooper Clark.

Some argue that it’s one of the most important music events in the world. Considering that I haven’t been to every event in the world, I can’t attest to the lofty statement. But I do really like the fact that each festival chooses a particular band/artist as the weekend’s maestro and lets them round up their favorite artists who then perform over a weekend. Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore described the festival best: “ultimate mix tape”. Then there’s the fact that it’s free of corporate sponsorship.

Anyway…All Tomorrow’s Parties will have a multi-platform release on September 23rd with one night only theatrical events, a DVD release and digital download available through Warp Films (in the same family as Warp Records, btw). Get more details here.

Warp Films presents: All Tomorrow’s Parties

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