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Andrew Dominik: This Much I Know To Be True at Rio Cinema

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Time 19:45
Date 11/05/22
Price £11.5
  • Produced by Rio Cinema
  • Price TBA
  • Get ready for deep friendships, personal relationships and music.
  • Bring along your red right hand.
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  • See you at Rio Cinema

Andrew Dominik’s new feature documentary captures Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ exceptional creative relationship as they bring to life the songs from their last two studio albums, Ghosteen and Carnage.

Featuring their first ever performances of these albums, filmed in spring 2021 ahead of their UK tour, Cave and Ellis, accompanied by singers and string quartet, nurture each song into existence. Plus, there is a special appearance by close friend and long-term collaborator, Marianne Faithfull.

Interstitial pieces between the songs illuminate the cosmology and themes of the music. We hear about the process of Nick writing The Red Hand Files – the letters he chooses to answer and the replies themselves – giving us an insight into his current concerns in life and music, and into the method by which he is able to bring his own thoughts and feelings into order. We also visit the workshop where he is creating a series of sculptures depicting the life of the Devil – a portrait of the lives of all of us as we move from innocence to experience, attune to the world and its attendant loss, and eventually confront our own mortality.  

This Much I Know To Be True reaches into the deep friendship and personal relationship between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, something glimpsed in the 2014 Cave pseudo-documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth. The film will prove to be another significant moment in the journeys of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, capturing the mood and spirit of the pair as they move through a new, optimistic phase.

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