In an out-of-season holiday camp on the coast of England, alternative music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living; all curator by a single band or artist. This post-punk bricolage uses material generated by the fans and musicians themselves, on a multitude of formats and over the history of ATP, to capture the uncompromising spirit of a parallel music universe. —mostra.org
Jonathan Caouette is the director of the highly praised film Tarnation (2004), produced by Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell. Tarnation screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, the Cannes International Film Festival, and a number of other prestigious film festivals and won several awards, including the best documentary award at the Los Angeles IFP/West Film Festival, the Sutherland Trophy from the British Film Institute, and an award from the National Society of Film Critics. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Caouette is also an actor who has appeared in films and on the stage. –Sundance
Battles: *****. It's so true, what they've been defined: like Smurfs on acid- I can empathize. The only mistake the director made was actually starting that way. After Battles, the film could never get back to that level again..Lots of fun though anyway! Then, I'd only have liked more time given to some of the acts: the fat woman with that beautiful voice, or that b**ch from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she was a f***g snake
I liked the way that it was basically an avant-garde montage of clips rather than a standard documentary (really suitable for the music it's depicting). I kinda wished that there were longer performance clips, but I think it succeded in showing how fucking awesome the festival is and makes me want to go!