Nick Cave's documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth premieres this week; a must-see for Cave fans and anyone interested in the transformative power of art, creativity & self-expression.
"20,000 Days On Earth takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape our lives, every single day. A line in Cave's songwriting notebook calculating how many days he'd been alive inspired the film's title. The film delves into Nick’s artistic processes, unpicking the stuff that makes him tick. Fusing drama and documentary to weave a cinematic day-in-the-life with unique verité observations of his full creative cycle." Read more at http://www.20000daysonearth.com/, including where to find a screening near you.
Tonight (15/9/14 ) at 8.50pm there's also an interview with Nick Cave and directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard on FilmFour.
We're also loving the related digital project The Museum of Important Shit - a virtual collection inspired by the idea that ordinary items can hold extraordinary personal significance. Film makers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard are curating these 'humble signifiers of huge significance' – you can check out the story behind Nina Simone's chewing gum; you can also contribute.
To celebrate the premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth, we have a very special offer on the stunning box set of the audio book of Nick's last book, The Death of Bunny Munro – this seven and a half hour unabridged audio book is not only read brilliantly by the man himself but features a haunting score by Nick and his long time collaborator, Warren Ellis.