After thrilling film and music fans at the Berlin, London, SXSW and Tribeca Fests as well as a successful UK theatrical release, Stephen Kijak's Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, the exquisitely realized portrait of a great musical enigma, perhaps the best kept secret in modern music, continues its US release with a run in San Francisco & Berkeley - don't miss it!
Directed by Stephen Kijak
Associate Producer Gale Harold
Executive Producer David Bowie
Director Stephen Kijak in person Friday night at Lumiere and Saturday night at Shattuck, prime-time screenings, for Q&A's
Featuring Scott fans: David Bowie (Executive Producer), Radiohead, Sting, Brian Eno, Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Alison Goldfrapp, Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Marc Almond, Ute Lemper, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins), Gavin Friday, Dot Allison and many more…
"This definitive portrait of rock's most fascinating and elusive outsider has pretty much everything you could possibly want from a music doc."
***** (Highest Rating) Time Out, London
"Like the best music documentaries, SW30 blends grace and mystery. It should delight longtime Walker fans and introduce him to new ones."
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
Scott Walker achieved a fame rivaling the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the mid-60's and had the looks and the voice to be one of the biggest singing stars of all time, on par some believed, with Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. But instead of turning to Las Vegas for fame and fortune, Scott turned for inspiration to the films of Ingmar Bergman, the existentialist novels of Sartre and the tortured chansons of Jacques Brel and became a different creature altogether. A musician at once out of step with current trends and light years ahead of them, he morphed into one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in rock history.
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is the first-ever documentary film about Scott Walker's career and music, tracing his evolution from jobbing bass player on LA's Sunset Strip to his meteoric rise to fame during London's Swinging 60's as lead singer of The Walker Brothers (remember, The Sun 'Aint Gonna Shine Anymore?) and as a brooding, crooning solo artist, through to his current status, at 64, as one of the most astonishing and important sound-makers of the last 30 years. This film charts the artistic journey (and the transcendent voice) of one of the most uncompromising and respected figures in music today and presents a rare look inside the most bizarre recording session (the recent "The Drift" album) ever captured on film. SW30 is a visually & structurally inventive film that subverts the typical rock-doc narrative to deliver not just the journey of a songwriter but a meditation on the creative process itself.
Comments from Celebrated Fans
"Scott really should be recognized as not only one of our great composers, but great poets as well…and I have to say it's humiliating to hear this…you just think 'Christ we haven't got any further!' I just keep hearing all these bands that sound like bloody Roxy Music and Talking Heads. We haven't got any further than this. It's a disgrace really!"
"A staggering movie! Scott Walker is one of my all time favorite musicians and the movie is big and generous and totally absorbing. An introduction to the beautiful and radical work of a genius." --Laurie Anderson
"30 Century Man is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of one of the most extraordinary careers in pop culture. I have rarely seen a biographical documentary that is able to make the viewer experience the perspective of a devoted fan, a concerned friend, and a complete stranger at the same time. Like Scott Walker himself, this film is an absolutely unique." --Atom Egoyan
Time Out London's 50 Greatest Music Films Ever – ranking: #13
#4 on UNCUT Magazine's 20 Best Music DVDs of 2007
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR: 2007 – The Irish Times
Official Website: http://www.scottwalkerfilm.com
Added by plasticpalace_llc on January 9, 2009