'Fantastic Man' is a documentary investigating Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a man shrouded in mystery and myth. Directed by Jake Sumner, the film tells the story of a label's attempt to track William down, speaking to fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti and travelling to Nigeria to meet those who've worked with him in a bid to uncover the truth about his story.
Yes, that’s right, THE Chris Cunningham, warped genius of ‘Rubber Johnny’ and Aphew Twin’s ‘’Come to Daddy’ fame. Seems like an odd match on the face of it, but our general feeling is that the upcoming documentary might just be sensationally good as we’ve just learned that Chris Cunningham is in fact husbanding Warpaint’s bassist Jenny Lee Lindbergh. And we’re assuming that this would give the longhaired director of cutting edge filth access to areas that other directors who are, shall we say, less intimate with the band might not have access to. Anyhow, the trailer looks pretty neat. Check it out.
- is a crowd funded documentary featuring, among other creative heavyweights, Diplo, Jurassic 5 and Ghostly International’s Tycho. According to the producers it: ‘reveals the dramatic collapse of the music industry and the unintended consequences the internet revolution is having on creators of all kinds.’ If this trailer is anything to go by, it does look as if UNSOUND is actually a very legitimate attempt at watching out for starving artists struggling to make ends meet in ‘the ‘age of free.’
- is an interesting, little independent sci-fi flick with a strong concept, inspiring digital effects….and somewhat mediocre acting. But don’t let the latter deter from watching these 8 minutes of skillfully crafted sci-fi.
People of all creeds and nations, it’s time to huddle up in front of the holographic campfire for a list containing our favorite scif-fi movies. Indulge in bittersweet, dystopian scenarios, rough ultra-violence and highly speculative imaginings of the future. Become enthralled by gilded, prissy androids, white-haired cyberpunk cyborgs and the eeeend of the wooooorld as we know it. Ladies and gents, it’s all very subjective and it is AIAIAI's 20 greatest science fiction movies of all time!
Remember how we told you not to sleep on this documentary last week? Well, it turns out we kinda slept on it. It was released last Wednesday. Hey, what do you want, this is a busy company! Anyways, the of Red Bull Music Academy’s spot on one of the most important labels of last decade is pretty tasty (and self-deprecating in that characteristically dry New York fashion), so step inside, press play and check out James Murphy’s rakish new hat - and enthusiastic take on peanut butter.
What looks set to be the definitive DFA documentary hits the web Wednesday courtesy of the Red Bull Music Academy. Expect appearances, words of wisdom and, of course, music from DFA’s diverse yet somehow homogenous roster of incredible artists. Yup, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Sh*t Robot, YACHT, Sinkane and more will be all up in your screen come tomorrow. Don’t Sleep!
If you are into Sci-fi (doh!), we strongly recommend checking out Charlie Brookers television drama "Black Mirror". 2 seasons with 3 episodes in each with a frightening near future approach to modern society - they range from killer awesome to mediocre, but every episode is very relevant. Modern British television when it´s darkest (and best).
Check out Michael Cera's directorial debut right here, right now.
A hypnotic, visual meditation on North American leisure culture created by Evan Prosofsky, the guy who directed the memorable ‘Oblivion’ video for Grimes, Bat for Lashes’ ‘All Your Gold’ and Grizzly Bears’ ‘Yet Again’. Sporting an ethereal soundtrack by Dirty Beaches, this contemplative video set in the ‘strange suburban utopia’ of World Waterpark in Alberta, Canada, might just restore your Monday brain to its normal functions.
Well, we’ll have it by the end of summer, at least. If you, like us, found yourself deeply immersed in Neill Blomkamp’s unconventional, South African Sci-fi thriller, you’ll want to get a good look at this very promising new teaser. Featuring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Blomkamp has gone from the indie circuit to big budget blockbuster territory – and by the looks of this trailer, he just might pull it off.
The very competent RBMA crew say that:’H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.’ Whatever it is, it’s most definitely worth a watch.
Going into space changes people. Now while that may sound like an obvious statement, there’s certainly nothing inane about the way that this particular journey has altered the overall perspective of the few, lucky astronauts who experienced the grand vastness of space and viewed our planet from orbit. ‘Overview’ is a short, powerful documentary that earnestly disarms whatever cynicism you might be harboring in 19 breathtaking, life-affirming minutes.
Kristian made a dope video for Kúra and he'd like to tell you about it. Take it away, Kristian.
In which Throne of Blood's versatile art director Andrew Potter takes you through his favorite movies about war. Make it rain, Andrew.
CPH:DOX is a film festival that puts a great emphasis on music. Music documentaries, concert films and live performances take up a good deal of space in the festival programme. Being the music nerds that we are, we had a chat with Adam Thorsmark, the music programmer at CPH:DOX, about the connection between music and documentaries and what makes good sound for films.
The latest Throne of Blood post comes courtesy of Stevie B of TOB duo NYCPARTYINFO and Bromance Records duo PIPES. It's a brief discussion of one of his favorite films - and that's all you need to know, really.
Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, or CPH:DOX, invades Copenhagen this week. It’s a massive program so filled to the brim with audiovisual treats that it’s already spilling over with several warm-up parties, pre-opening events and screenings from the beginning of October. But now we've arrived at the main event. The program kicks off today, Thursday, the 1st of November, and that means more than a week of wild excess for lovers of documentary film.
Cinemas all over Denmark are alive with LesbianGayBiTransQueer-related films this week. MIX Copenhagen (the former Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) is on for the 27th time and brings the newest of LGBTQ-themed film making to the Danish viewers.
Our film blogger, Fie, has a thing or two to say about hipster favorite, Wes Anderson.
The first Danish screening of the critically acclaimed documentary that depicts the last stand of LCD Soundsystem goes out with a collossal bang on Saturday as James Murphy and his Belgian buddies, 2MANY DJS, get behind the decks after the film.
Indian cinema? You're thinking Bollywood, lavish romantic dramas, sudden outbursts of song and dance, and Hollywood-blockbusters re-made Hindi style. But hold on just a sec... Recent years have seen a breakthrough for India’s independent film production. It's actually tempting to speak of a new wave.
We heart sci-fi cause sci-fi is awesome. Here's a concise ode to two of the genre's mastodonts courtesy of Fie.