Filmmaker Vincent Moon is probably most well-known for his greatly influential takeaway show recordings which have become synonymous with French music blog, La Blogoteque. Whether craming Arcade Fire into an elevator, shooting Fleet Foxes in the round in an abandoned wing of the Grand Palais in Paris, capturing Dirty Projectors singing in a New York McDonald’s, or Yeasayer a capella in the Paris Metro, Moon time and again proves himself a master of cinematic experience. Always managing to bring out the best of his subjects, he masterfully captures these off-the-cuff performances, where setting is as much a focal point as the artists themselves.
As you might imagine, Moon’s work of course transcends the blogosphere, shooting official music videos for bands such as REM, who reached out to him as fans of his work, and producing experimental and documentary films. One of his most recent projects is the Mogwai live film, created with Nathanael Le Scouarnac, entitled Burning. Shot in Brooklyn in April 2009, the film captures the nuances of the Scottish post-rockers as they performed at the Music Hall of Williamsburg over 3 nights. The above clips is an excerpt from the film, featuring the song, “I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead.”
Following it’s official release later this summer on August 24th, along with the band’s new album Special Moves, the film will be screened at various locations around the country. Cities and dates below after the jump, with more to be announced soon.
Aug 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque
Aug 26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
Aug 28 – Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
August 28 – Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre
Sept 2 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Sept 4 – San Francisco @ Roxie Theater
Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater
Sept 12 – Los Angeles @ Echoplex
Sept 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)
Sept 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater