All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Film Gets a NYC Screening at the IFC Center


At long last, a New York City screening of the official All Tomorrow’s Parties movie. The 82-minute documentary premiered in the States at SXSW last spring, showed at ATP NY in September, and now has an official release date of November 24, when it’ll be available from Warp Films both as a physical DVD and a readymade download. And now we have two midnight screenings this month: Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 at the IFC Center. (Tickets here.)

Credited to Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows), All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Film also culls together “Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians,” according to the press release. That inclusive approach, along with the trailer–a series of undercranked clips edited together like slapstick vacation follies–both suggest that the filmmakers captured the boutique festival’s communal sleepaway camp atmosphere, as well as the unusually shared glee of both performers and admirers. Add some lovingly curated live footage of frequent ATP guests (Lightning Bolt, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gossip, Battles, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, the Boredoms, Iggy and the Stooges) and you’ll likely have a pretty amazing sales tool for this thing when tickets for next year go onsale. Frankly can’t wait.