Bjork Live On Film

Written by | September 13, 2014 0:02 am | No Comments

The Poster Live

The Poster Live

Yes, pop pickers Bjork’s back.  I am sure you remember her 2012 series of Biophilia gigs in nyc. I went to the one at Roseland (review here) while admittedly being less than crazy over the actual albumand this is what I had to say: “There is an interconnection between everything that is going on stage and while it is only as good or bad as the music on stage, it is a mirror image of the songs concerns. If the music didn’t work, the conceits wouldn’t matter. But the music is wonderful and therefore everything works.”

Call me old fashioned but everything but the music still hits me as pretty bizarre. I got the apps thing back in the days when apps were a little on the nascent, let’s call it pre-pubescent, side. And while I appreciate the effort at immersion, I didn’t get dippy. The album itself was wonderful but dippy.

I remember clearly wondering what the hell she was talking about, all that nature meets technology stuff, but a look at the trailer for her upcoming concert movie suggest that maybe she was on to something. Take a look.

Meanwhile, I put the press release below 9a bad habit I am beginning to use too often because it is stupid to reqrite the suckers) for a screening near you…


Björk: Biophilia Live, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Björk’s eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide—including Moscow’s 360° Contemporary Science Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro’s Festival do Rio, Reykjavík’s Bio Paradis and Iceland Airwaves Festival, Panama City’s Biomuseo and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image—on September 5. Screenings in the U.S. begin at the IFC Center in New York September 26, with further screenings in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and many more throughout the fall.
The film recently made its European debut at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, at which Variety praised the film as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers.” Additionally, the Museum of Modern Art recently acquired the Biophilia iPad app, making it the first app in MoMA’s permanent collection. At selected screenings the documentary When Björk Met Attenborough will screen alongsideBjörk: Biophilia LiveThe Creators Project recently premiered the trailer for the film, watch it here. For more information visit
The film documents the live show based on Biophilia, the multi-disciplinary, multimedia exploration of the intersection of music, nature and technology first released in 2011 as an album and suite of apps which NPR called “astounding.” The intimate Biophilia performance, which premiered in 2011 in what The Wall Street Journal called a “magical evening,” finds Björk accompanied by unique musical instruments, collaborators and visuals. “To bring the manifold ideas of her Biophilia app/album/educational series/multimedia experience to life,” Pitchfork writes, “[Björk is] accompanied by an all-female Icelandic choir, a dazzling set of nature films, and a variety of custom-made instruments, including a Tesla coil that descends from the ceiling. In short, it’s…mind-blowing.”
Directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, unique voices in their own right, film Björk live in performance and augment her music with animation created by top designers. The film, produced by Jacqui Edenbrow/Gloria Films, also features science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album, which explore the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena—atomic, cellular and cosmic. The infinitely creative journey presents a culmination of work that represents one of the most original musical endeavors of a generation.
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust’s breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests.
September 26                                        New York, New York                                         IFC Center*
October 10                                          Los Angeles, California                      Downtown Independent
October 10                                         San Francisco, California                                                 Roxie
October 10                                                Chicago, Illinois                          Gene Siskel Film Center
October 10                                            Brooklyn, New York                                  Nitehawk Cinema
October 17                                               Phoenix, Arizona                                                 FilmBar*
October 17                                               Denver, Colorado                                       Sie Film Center
October 17                                                 Miami, Florida                                                  O Cinema
October 17                                          New Orleans, Louisiana                                           Zeitgeist*
October 17                                          Silver Spring, Maryland                              AFI Silver Theatre
October 17                                               Portland, Oregon                              McMenamin Mission
October 17                                                 Providence, RI                                                   Cable Car
October 20                                         Minneapolis, Minnesota                                Heights Theatre*
October 24                                                  Ogden, Utah                         The Art House Cinema 502
October 26                                                 Bethlehem. PA                ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
October 28                                         Detroit (Bloomfield) MI                                    Maple Theater
October 28                                              Duluth, Minnesota                                              Zinema 2*
October 29                                               Honolulu, Hawaii                     Honolulu Academy of Arts
October 29                                           Huntington, New York                             Cinema Arts Centre
October 29                                            Rochester, New York                      George Eastman House*
October 31                                                 St. Louis, MO                 Webster University Film Series
October 31                                               Tulsa, Oklahoma                                          Circle Cinema
November 1                                                 Buffalo, NY                     Screening Room Cinema Café
November 1                                               Cleveland, OH                            Cleveland Cinematheque
November 1                                               Harrisburg, PA                                       Midtown Cinema
November 1                                              Philadelphia, PA                                  International House
November 1                                                 Seattle, WA                                                       Neptune
November 2                                               Bethlehem, NH                                        Colonial Theatre
November 5                                              Jacksonville, FL                                       Sun Ray Cinema
November 5                                              Atlanta, Georgia        Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge
November 5                                          Indianapolis, Indiana           Studio Movie Grill College Park
November 5                                              Columbus, Ohio              Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand
November 5                                                Dallas, Texas               Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
November 5                                              Houston, Texas                 Studio Movie Grill City Centre
November 6                                               Gainesville, FL                                                The Wooly
November 6                                                 Boise, Idaho                                                Flicks Boise
November 6                                                Portland, ME                                             Space Gallery
November 6                                               Ann Arbor, MI                                      Michigan Theater
November 6                                       Charlotte, North Carolina             Studio Movie Grill Charlotte
November 6                                               Pittsburgh, PA                                 Hollywood Dormont
November 7                                                  Tucson, AZ                                Exploded View Gallery
November 7                                      Albuquerque, New Mexico                                   Guild Cinema
November 7                                              Bellingham, WA                               Pickford Film Center
November 14                                    Columbia, South Carolina                               The Nickelodeon
November 19                                            Charleston, SC                              Charleston Music Hall
September 5                                            Reykjavík, Iceland                                              Bio Paradís
October 10                                                   Aichi, Japan                             TOHO Cinemas Nagoya
October 10                                               Kanagawa, Japan                      TOHO Cinemas Kawasaki
October 10                                                 Kyushu, Japan                             TOHO Cinemas Tenjin
October 10                                                  Osaka, Japan                             TOHO Cinemas Umeda
October 10                                                  Tokyo, Japan                         TOHO Cinemas Roppongi
October 10                                               Toronto, Canada                           Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
October 16                                               Berlin, Germany                                             Kino Central
October 17                                               Montréal, Canada                                       Cinéma du Parc
October 17                                                 Oslo, Norway                                                       Victoria
October 17                                                 Rijeka, Croatia                                         Art-kino Croatia
October 17                                              Tønsberg, Norway                                                     Kilden
October 17                                             Vancouver, Canada                             Pacific Cinematheque
October 19                                         Amsterdam, Netherlands                               Eye Film Institute
October 20                                               Ålborg, Denmark                                     Biografer Ålborg
October 20                                         Amsterdam, Netherlands                                            Melkweg
October 20                                               Århus, Denmark                                       Biografer Århus
October 20                                                 Beinasco, Italy                             Space Cinema Beinasco
October 20                                                 Belpasso, Italy                             Space Cinema Belpasso
October 20                                                 Bologna, Italy                              Space Cinema Bologna
October 20                                             Casamassima, Italy                  Space Cinema Casamassima
October 20                                            Catanzaro Lido, Italy              Space Cinema Catanzaro Lido
October 20                                           Cerro Maggiore, Italy            Space Cinema Cerro Maggiore
October 20                                          Copenhagen, Denmark                                      Palads Teatret
October 20                                                 Corciano, Italy                             Space Cinema Corciano
October 20                                              Esbjerg, Denmark                                    Biografer Esbjerg
October 20                                                  Firenze, Italy                                 Space Cinema Firenze
October 20                                                  Genova, Italy                                Space Cinema Genova
October 20                                                 Grosseto, Italy                             Space Cinema Grosseto
October 20                                                 Guidonia, Italy                            Space Cinema Guidonia
October 20                                              Herning, Denmark                                  Biografer Herning
October 20                                              Hillerød, Denmark                                     BioCity Hillerød
October 20                                              Kolding, Denmark                                Bio Center Kolding
October 20                                            Lamezia Terme, Italy              Space Cinema Lamezia Terme
October 20                                              Leipzig, Germany                                         UT Connewitz
October 20                                                  Limena, Italy                                 Space Cinema Limena
October 20                                                  Livorno, Italy                                Space Cinema Livorno
October 20                                            Lucerne, Switzerland                                      Kino Bourbaki
October 20                                              Lyngby, Denmark                                   Biografer Lyngby
October 20                                                  Milano, Italy                                             Milano Odeon
October 20                                                Minsk, Belarus                                             Cinemascope
October 20                                               Montebello, Italy                       Space Cinema Montebello
October 20                                             Montesilvano, Italy                  Space Cinema Montesilvano
October 20                                              Münster, Germany                                     Cinema Münster
October 20                                             Næstved, Denmark                                    BioCity Næstved
October 20                                                   Napoli, Italy                                  Space Cinema Napoli
October 20                                                    Nola, Italy                                       Space Cinema Nola
October 20                                             Nürnberg, Germany                                Cinecitta Nürnberg
October 20                                      Nykøbing Falster, Denmark                      Bio Nykøbing Falster
October 20                                              Odense, Denmark                                      BioCity Odense
October 20                                                   Parma, Italy                                    Parma Barilla Center
October 20                                                   Parma, Italy                                             Parma Campus
October 20                                               Pradamano, Italy                        Space Cinema Pradamano
October 20                                          Prague, Czech Republic                                              Bio Oko
October 20                                          Prague, Czech Republic                                           Kino Aero
October 20                                               Quartucciu, Italy                        Space Cinema Quartucciu
October 20                                              Randers, Denmark                                  Biografer Randers
October 20                                                   Roma, Italy                                            Roma Moderno
October 20                                                   Roma, Italy                                Roma Parco de’ Medici
October 20                                                 Rozzano, Italy                              Space Cinema Rozzano
October 20                                                  Salerno, Italy                                Space Cinema Salerno
October 20                                                    Sestu, Italy                                     Space Cinema Sestu
October 20                                                    Silea, Italy                                       Space Cinema Silea
October 20                                                   Surbo, Italy                                    Space Cinema Surbo
October 20                                             Taastrup, Denmark                                    BioCity Taastrup
October 20                                                    Terni, Italy                                      Space Cinema Terni
October 20                                                   Torino, Italy                                  Space Cinema Torino
October 20                                                   Trieste, Italy                                  Space Cinema Trieste
October 20                                             Trondheim, Norway                        Cinemateket Trondheim
October 20                                                  Vicenza, Italy                                Space Cinema Vicenza
October 20                                                Vimercata, Italy                           Space Cinema Vimercate
October 20                                                Vimercata, Italy                               Space Cinema Verona
October 20                                             Zürich, Switzerland                                          Kino Riffraff
October 21                                              Ljubljana, Slovenia                                             Kino Šiška
October 21                                           Písek, Czech Republic                                         Kino Portyč
October 22                                             Budapest, Hungary                                             Toldi Mozi
October 22                                         Klatovy, Czech Republic                                              Sumava
October 23                                     Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic                                     Drahomira
October 23                                        Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton                                  Kriterion Kino
October 24                                            Barcelona, Catalonia                                    Cinemes Girona
October 24                                         Buenos Aires, Argentina        Buenos Aires Mon Amour Cine
October 24                                               Girona, Catalonia                                       Cinemes Girona
October 24                                                 Taipei, Taiwan                                            Golden Horse
October 24                                              Winnipeg, Canada                        Winnipeg Cinematheque
October 25                                               Ålesund, Norway                                                   Ålesund
October 25                                                 Asker, Norway                                                         Asker
October 25                                                Askim, Norway                                                       Askim
October 25                                              Göteborg, Sweden                                                  Bio Roy
October 25                                                Halden, Norway                                                      Halden
October 25                                              Hønefoss, Norway                                                Hønefoss
October 25                                                Horten, Norway                                                      Horten
October 25                                           Kristiansund, Norway                                        Kristiansund
October 25                                                Malmö, Sweden                                        Biograf Spegeln
October 25                                        Nymburk, Czech Republic                                                Sokol
October 25                                             Stockholm, Sweden                                                  Bio Rio
October 25                                               Tromsø, Norway                                          Verdensteatret
October 25                                                Verdal, Norway                                                       Verdal
October 27                                            Melbourne, Australia               Centre for the Moving Image
October 30                                                Regina, Canada                               Regina Public Library
October 30                                                Victoria, Canada                                                  Cinecenta
October 31                                             Budapest, Hungary                                         Muvesz Mozi
October 31                                                 Valletta, Malta                                      St. James Cavalier
October, TBA                                       Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                                     Festival do Rio
October, TBA                                           Moscow, Russia                                    360° Film Festival
October, TBA                                     Saint Petersburg, Russia          Saint Petersburg Media Forum
October, TBA                                           Istanbul, Turkey                               Istanbul Film Festival
October, TBA                                            Ankara, Turkey           presented by Istanbul Film Festival
October, TBA                                             Izmir, Turkey            presented by Istanbul Film Festival
November 1                                        Groningen, Netherlands                                            RKZBios
November 5                                            Budapest, Hungary                                      Taban Kinoteka
November 5-9                                         Reykjavík, Iceland                Iceland Airwaves – Bio Paradís
November 7                                               Temuco, Chile                        Universidad de la Frontera
November 7                                            Ensenada, Mexico              Autonomous University-UABC
November 7                                     Johannesburg, South Africa                                         Bioscope
November 7                                             Kaunas, Lithuania                                                   Romuva
November 7                                          Thessaloniki, Greece                                       Les Yper Yper
November 13                                        Maracaibo, Venezuela                                        Teatro Baralt
November 14                                            Panamá, Panama                                                 Biomuseo
November 16                                          Querétaro, Mexico                                       Cutout Festival
November 25                                         Guayaquil, Ecuador                                      MAAC Cultura
November, TBA                                      Bangkok, Thailand                     Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                        Brocket, Canada                       Peigan Nation Reservation
November, TBA                                     Manila, Philippines                    Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                 Phnom Penh, Cambodia                 Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                                Egypt                               Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                             Indonesia                            Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                             Malaysia                            Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                             Myanmar                            Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                   United Arab Emirates                   Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                              Vietnam                             Science Film Festival 2014
December 10                                       Ponta do Sol, Portugal                                               Cine Sol
December 11                                          Budapest, Hungary                                          Puskin Mozi
* With screenings of When Björk Met Attenborough



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