All Tomorrow's Parties (image 1)

“Have you ever wondered what summer camp with Nick Cave, Daniel Johnston and Iggy Pop would feel like?” — SXSW 2009

Screened as part of NZIFF 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties 2009

Directed by All Tomorrow's People, Jonathan Caouette

Celebrate ten years of the alternative music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties with Sonic Youth, Portishead, Nick Cave, Iggy and the Stooges, Patti Smith, Animal Collective, Daniel Johnston, and many many more.

UK In English
82 minutes DigiBeta

Producer

Luke Morris

Photography

Vincent Moon
,
Jason Banker
,
Marc Swadel

Editor

Nick Fenton

Sound

Dan Johnson

Music

Belle and Sebastian
,
Grizzly Bear
,
Sonic Youth
,
Battles
,
Portishead
,
Daniel Johnston
,
Grinderman
,
Animal Collective
,
The Boredoms
,
Les Savy Fav
,
Mogwai
,
Octopus Project
,
Slint
,
The Dirty Three
,
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
,
The Gossip
,
GZA
,
Iggy and the Stooges
,
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
,
Micah P. Hinson
,
Akron/Family
,
Shellac

Festivals

SXSW, Edinburgh 2009

Elsewhere

For almost a decade, All Tomorrow's Parties have been occupying weatherbeaten, out-of-season holiday camps on the English coast and turning them into a mecca for adventurously minded musicians and audiences. The weekend long festivals are an idealistic endeavour, with headliners such as Sonic Youth, the Dirty Three and Mogwai given carte blanche to select the acts they want to share the stage. In the spirit of such anarchic inclusiveness, this documentary distillation hands the reins over to more than 200 filmmakers, musicians and fans. Tarnation director Jonathan Caouette is on hand to make sense of their footage, combing coverage from several festivals to create a freeform assemblage of magnificent strangeness that includes Daniel Johnston's impromptu confessional in the camp courtyard, the swampy blues of Nick Cave's Grinderman, Japan's Boredoms pummelling a quartet of drumkits, the breakneck assault of bass and drum duo Lightning Bolt, the Wu-Tang Clan dueling with liquid swords, Iggy and the Stooges' sinuous raw rock reborn, plus much much more. — MM