Screened as part of NZIFF 2009

Largo 2008

Directed by Andrew van Baal, Mark Flanagan

An elegant compilation of some of the great indie music and comedy acts recorded at the legendary LA club. With Andrew Bird, Aimee Mann, Bic Runga, Flight of the Conchords, Fiona Apple and many more.

USA In English
112 minutes B&W / DigiBeta


Mark Flanagan

Photography, Editor

Andrew van Baal


Jon Brion
Fiona Apple
Colin Hay
Andrew Bird
Aimee Mann
Bic Runga
Flight of the Conchords
Sarah Silverman
Zach Galifianakis
John C. Reilly
Patton Oswalt


Vancouver, London 2008


At LA nightclub Largo you never know who is going to perform – and texting in or out is strictly forbidden. Directed by the club's impresario Mark Flanagan himself and Andrew van Baal, Largo is an elegant compilation of some of the great indie musicians and comedy acts – those Conchords! – that featured before the club moved in 2008 from its legendary original location. — BG

Largo recreates the Largo experience; loose, smart, random and unique... The final film makes you feel like you've been to Largo, even as the more elegant notes in the black-and-white composition and the vignettes of the club's rhythm and tempo between the acts make it abundantly clear you're watching a film that was constructed and not just a tape that was turned on... As good as the comedy is (and some of it is very good), the music is what makes Largo worth watching. Fiona Apple sings in her hushed, feral voice; Jon Brion conducts one of his grand and fractured experiments. Colin Hay and Bic Runga perform intimate versions of intimate songs...” — James Rocchi, Cinematical