20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's drama / documentary that tracks a staged day-in-the-life of musician (and film score composer) Nick Cave. Having done the festival circuit abroad, it now comes to the UK, with the Barbican hosting a preview of the film alongside a special live performance from Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson, plus a Q&A with the film's directors and special guests.
If you fail, and you will, to get tickets for this, consolation second prizes exist in the form of Picturehouse Cinemas live satellite feed of the performance along with their own screenings of the film. Picturehouse Members' priority booking opens on Friday 11 July, general sales from Friday 18 July.
From the Picturehouse site:
"The film 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, the multi-instrumentalist and epic beard-wearer Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, whom Cave duetted with on his mainstream hit single Where The Wild Roses Grow. These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England.
The film constructs a narrative and cinematic reality that seemlessly blends performance and storytelling with emotional truths. Avowedly neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH still contains electrifying performances. This category-defying film possesses the same frankness and wry humour that run through all of Cave’s work, and pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit. "
Picturehouse Members' priority booking opens on Friday 11 July, general sales from Friday 18 July. Details here.