Nick Cave has released the trailer for his upcoming one night only global film event One More Time With Feeling, which will land on September 8 – and it looks like (understandably) heavy stuff.
Originally, the Andrew Dominik-directed film was slated to simply be a 3D/2D spectacle of the recording of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ impending album Skeleton Tree. Then, Cave’s teenage son died under unspeakably tragic circumstances, and the nature of the film changed.
According to a statement, “The film evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album.” Now, One More Time With Feeling is more of a live performance/compelling documentary hybrid.
In the trailer, which you can watch below, Cave reflects on humanity’s stubborn fight against change and muses: “What happens when an event occurs that is so catastrophic that you just change? You change from the known person to an unknown person. So that when you look at yourself in the mirror, you recognize the person that you were, but the person inside the skin is a different person.”
The film will have its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, then make its way to over 800 cinemas around the globe – all on the same date. Then, at midnight on September 9, the Skeleton Tree LP will drop worldwide.
Cave and Dominik have worked together before – on The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford where the former co-wrote the soundtrack with Warren Ellis and the latter directed – and the results were absolutely incredible. There’s much to be said about the importance of cinematic imagery within the scope of Cave’s music, so this feels like an extremely fitting and pertinent way for him to work through such a life-altering event. You can purchase tickets here or pre-order the album here.
Image: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds