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Drafthouse Films Will Release Nick Cave Doc '20,000 Days on Earth'
We're happy to report that one of our favorite indie distributors has picked up yet another innovative, award-winning documentary (following the Oscar nominated The Act of Killing last year). Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to 20,000 Days on Earth, the documentary about Nick Cave, a look inside the mind of the musician. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is also playing at the Berlin Film Festival, where THR broke the news from. I was at the world premiere of the film at Sundance and enjoyed it quite a bit, it's poetic and mesmerizing, an utterly fascinating one-of-a-kind doc.
This means good things for the music documentary, as Drafthouse Films will give it a fully backed release. Commenting on the news, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League states: "I am among many who consider Nick Cave the unofficial poet laureate of the modern age. While his music fans are already eagerly anticipating this release, I am personally excited to share this riveting portrait of a modern creative genius with a much wider audience." The film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is planning a theatrical release for the film this year. This is definitely a film we'll keep you updated on as we continue into the year.
The documentary, from co-directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, features an inside look at the mind and life of Australian musician Nick Cave. Not only does it profile a couple of his most recent recording sessions and feature lengthy discussions with the "unofficial poet laureate of the modern age", but there are also interviews conducted inside a car featuring people like Ray Winstone. Having seen the doc myself at Sundance (where it won both the World Cinema Documentary Directing & Editing awards), I can attest that it's an experience unlike any other, that both newbies and long-time Nick Cave fans will revel in. Stay tuned.