THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT ! 20,000 Days on Earth is a documentary/ drama about singer, songwriter, poet, actor and leader of the Bad Seeds, NICK CAVE, directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. The film has been shown all over the world and winner of Several awards, one of which was recently at Sundance 2014 for Best Directing and Best Editing.
20,000 Days on Earth will be shown at the Honolulu Academy of Arts (Doris Duke Theatre ) on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Performing prior to the screening is Devi Dance/ Shakti Dance Movement, Anjanette Thomas.
Immediately after the film, the After Party will be held at Nephilim Halls’ event called KORE at Downbeat Lounge (42 N. Hotel St). Only $3 with movie ticket stub. http://www.nephilimhalls.com
Film: 20,000 Days on Earth
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: One show only at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Honolulu Museum of Arts/ Doris Duke Theatre
Price: $10 General Admission / $8 Museum Member
Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard http://www.iainandjane.com/
LISTEN TO A FEAST OF FRIENDS WITH DJ NOCTURNA ON KTUH 90.3 FM SATURDAY FROM 6PM-9PM AND LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH MUSEUM FILM CURATOR ABIGAIL ALGAR. ALSO WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY SOME A COUPLE OF TICKETS
If you would like to win movie tickets to see this film on December 20, 2014- GO TO THE WEBSITE:
Read about the MUSEUM OF IMPORTANT SHIT. Submit your item.
This virtual Museum catalogues the things that remind us of those transformative moments that make us who we are, and unlocks the stories connected to them. However for Hawaii, we are going to take it further, SUBMIT AN ITEM with the theme of the DUENDE/SAUDADE as Nick Cave describes it in his Lecture “The Secret Life of the Love Song ”
Take a picture of something that represents “Duende.” Submit and post it in the Museum of Important Shit but be sure to indicate somewhere that you’re from “Honolulu.” The best representation of Duende/Saudade according to Nick Cave will win a ticket ! We have 4 to give away so we are looking for 4 winners. It’s all for fun so let’s have some fun and try ! Ready ? Go here: http://www.20000daysonearth.com/
Duende is not necessarily about music, but also art and dance. It’s about the dark creative inspiration that we have within us. HERE’s WHAT NICK CAVE SAID ABOUT DUENDE:
“In his brilliant lecture entitled “The Theory and Function of Duende” Frederico Garcia Lorca attempts to shed some light on the eerie and inexplicable sadness that lives in the heart of certain works of art. “All that has dark sound has duende”, he says, “that mysterious power that everyone feels but no philosopher can explain.” In contemporary rock music, the area in which I operate, music seems less inclined to have its soul, restless and quivering, the sadness that Lorca talks about. Excitement, often; anger, sometimes: but true sadness, rarely, Bob Dylan has always had it. Leonard Cohen deals specifically in it. It pursues Van Morrison like a black dog and though he tries to he cannot escape it. Tom Waits and Neil Young can summon it. It haunts Polly Harvey. My friend and Dirty 3 have it by the bucket load. The band Spiritualised are excited by it. Tindersticks desperately want it, but all in all it would appear that duende is too fragile to survive the brutality of technology and the ever increasing acceleration of the music industry. Perhaps there is just no money in sadness, no dollars in duende. Sadness or duende needs space to breathe. Melancholy hates haste and floats in silence. It must be handled with care.
All love songs must contain duende. For the love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain. Those songs that speak of love without having within in their lines an ache or a sigh are not love songs at all but rather Hate Songs disguised as love songs, and are not to be trusted. These songs deny us our humanness and our God-given right to be sad and the air-waves are littered with them. The love song must resonate with the susurration of sorrow, the tintinnabulation of grief. The writer who refuses to explore the darker regions of the heart will never be able to write convincingly about the wonder, the magic and the joy of love for just as goodness cannot be trusted unless it has breathed the same air as evil – the enduring metaphor of Christ crucified between two criminals comes to mind here – so within the fabric of the love song, within its melody, its lyric, one must sense an acknowledgement of its capacity for suffering.
In Lou Reed´s remarkable song “Perfect Day” he writes in near diary form the events that combine to make a “Perfect Day”. It is a day that resonates with the hold beauty of love, where he and his lover sit in the park and drink Sangria, feed animals in the zoo, go to a movie show etc., but it is the lines that darkly in the third verse, “I thought I was someone else, someone good” that transforms this otherwise sentimental song into the masterpiece of melancholia that it is. Not only do these lines ache with failure and shame, but they remind us in more general terms of the transient nature of love itself – that he will have his day “in the park” but, like Cinderella, who must return at midnight to the soot and ash of her disenchanted world, so must he return to his old self, his bad self. It is out of the void that this songs springs, clothed in loss and longing. ”
WINNER – Sundance 2014 – “Best Directing” & “Best Editing”
20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit “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.
Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry, and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.