Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before
For many cult artists, rediscovery comes too late; they never live to know their art has been reappraised, and is being loved by generations not even born when they were at work. In the case of Vashti Bunyan, the “Godmother of Freak Folk”, thirty years of obscurity ended in 2000 with the rediscovery of her lost classic album “Just Another Diamond Day”--inspired by an end-to-end journey across the U.K. by horse and carriage--and her subsequent reintroduction into a mainstream she was never part of in the first place. A lyrical, modern day road movie, From Here To Before is a wonderfully evocative film that retraces Vashti’s extraordinary trip across the British Isles. and sets it against the backdrop of her first high profile London concert. Featuring rare interviews with music luminaries Andrew Loog Oldham, Joe Boyd and Robert Kirby and musicians such as Devendra Banhart, Max Richter and Adem Ilhan.
Dir. Kieran Evans, 2008, DigiBeta, 87 min.
Tickets - $10
Added by la-underground on May 18, 2009