Mogwai, a Scottish rock band, was the surprise headline act at a concert that followed the UK premiere screening of All Tomorrow’s Parties at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last night.
The concert was part of a live cinema event presented by Future Cinema – the creative force behind Secret Cinema – and Warp X, which saw the Edinburgh Picturehouse transformed into a 1950s holiday camp for the night. The event featured live music and DJ’s including Belle and Sebastian’s Chris Geddes. It also included midnight bingo, Northern Soul dancers and blue coats concert.
Luke Morris, the film’s producer said: “When we arrived at the venue to find 3 donkeys outside and a full marching band playing Battles’ Atlas we knew we were in for a good night. To screen the film in front of 800 people then have it brought to life with a surprise Mogwai set was a great way to launch the film.”
All Tomorrow’s Parties is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival of the same name. The film is a multi media bricolage shot by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival’s recent history, with key contributions from co-director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire). The film is co-developed and financed by the Warp X partners, Film4, UKFC, EM Media and Screen Yorkshire.