20,000 Days on Earth

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20,000 Days on Earth
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, 2014
UK | Format: DCP | 95 minutes

Closing Night.

Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard in person for both screenings.

This unclassifiable immersion in the twilight world of polymath musician Nick Cave is a portrait worthy of a great self-mythologizer. In their feature debut, artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard combine footage of Cave and the Bad Seeds recording their 2013 album Push the Sky Away with alternately telling and teasing scenes that fall somewhere between fact and fiction. As Cave visits a shrink, digs into his archives, and reminisces with friends (like Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue) who pop up in the backseat of his Jaguar, 20,000 Days on Earth evokes Godard’s One Plus One and Todd Haynes’s I’m Not There in its playful deconstruction of stardom and identity. This enthralling film offers a glimpse of an icon at his most exposed, even as it adds another layer to his legend. A Drafthouse Films release.

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Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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