Stranded In Stereo: ATP the movie

Monday, December 7, 2009

ATP the movie

New's flash, "good concert movie finally made."

I was lucky enough to go to a screening of the All Tomorrows Parties film last week and what i saw impressed me, it had all the things i love about festivals, drunk people making idiots of themselves, guys with acoustic guitars who think they are talented when they are actually embarrassing to everyone around them and really good music. I liked the Isle of Wight Festival movie from the early 70's. It had retarded hippies complaining about fences and having to pay like $5 to see Hendrix, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen and a million other pivotal bands from the past. It was a fine movie, but finally there is one for our generation, a film that captures the mind bending variety of music around and also captures the hilarity of a multiple three day dorm style festival.

Its filmed on HD, super 8, mobile phones and all presented in split screen in homage to Woodstock. Jonathan Caouette edits it together amazingly and seemlessly juxtapose's between rather hilarious 60's english travel documentaries and really hilarious footage of concert goer's. I love anything that makes people who think they are really cool look really not cool. It has amazing performances by Les Savy Fav, Grinderman, Daniel Johnston, Sonic Youth, Slint, The Boredoms and many other bands of notable worth. See it!

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