Galway among first cities to screen new Nick Cave documentary

Watch trailer for One More Time With Feeling, to be shown at The Eye next week

Nick Cave. Photo:- Kerry Brown

Nick Cave. Photo:- Kerry Brown

GALWEGIANS WILL be among the first to hear Nick Cave’s much-anticipated new album, Skeleton Tree, ahead of its global release, when The Eye Cinema screens the new documentary One More Time With Feeling.

One More Time With Feeling will be screened, for one night only, on Thursday September 8. Directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly ), it documents the writing and recording of the album, following the tragic death of Nick Cave's son. It features interviews with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, as well as intermittent narration and improvised rumination by Cave.

Speaking about the documentary, Andrew Dominik said: "When Nick approached me about making a film around the recording and performing of the new Bad Seeds album, I’d been seeing quite a lot of him as we rallied around him and his family at the time of his son’s death. My immediate response was 'Why do you want to do this?' Nick told me that he had some things he needed to say, but he didn’t know who to say them to.

"The idea of a traditional interview, he said, was simply unfeasible but that he felt a need to let the people who cared about his music understand the basic state of things. It seemed to me that he was trapped somewhere and just needed to do something – anything - to at least give the impression of forward movement."

Nick Cave B/W

A unique feature of the film is that it is shot in black and white 3D. "No one has ever seen a 3D black-and-white non-animated feature film in modern times - for as far as I know, no such thing exists," said the director. "It is both modern and from a distant age – much like Skeleton Tree actually." To achieve the 3D effect, a special camera was built. Dominik describes it as "a massive, lumbering piece of equipment that’s almost comic lack of mobility added to the eerie drift of the film itself".

Dominick added: "I took the record away and listened to it trying to work out a way into the whole thing. In the end I agreed to do it if I could shoot it in black-and-white and 3D. Nick’s response was, 'I f**king hate 3D' I showed him old black and white photos viewed through a stereopticon from the fifties. I told him I wanted to make a film where these sorts of photos came slowly to life. I felt the stark black-and-white and the haunted drama of these 3D images perfectly addressed the disembodied sound of the record and the weird sense of paralysis that Nick seemed to exist in at the time."

To book contact www.eyecinema.ie or call 091 - 780078. Skeleton Tree will be released worldwide on Friday September 9.

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