For UK audiences, MUBI is now playing Doug Aitken's Station to Station
, a revolutionary feature comprised of 62 one-minute films featuring performances from an exciting and eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, places, and perspectives.
In the summer of 2013, a train designed as a kinetic light sculpture by artist Doug Aitken traveled from New York City to San Francisco over 24 days. Rolling into ten stations on the route, the train set in motion a series of happenings, each unique to its location and mix of creative participants. The film includes profiles, intimate moments on the train, conversations, and performances at the happenings: Ed Ruscha describing the discoveries to be made in the great American landscape; Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert; Jackson Browne reflecting on the influence of the railroad on his music, and many more.
Following its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, MUBI is showing the film at the same time it is getting a theatrical run in the UK.