This will be the third year that Way Out West will incorporate screenings and events at theatres and venues around town, often with talent in attendance. Last year was a huge success: most of the twenty-five films screened became box office and festival winners. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, which had its Swedish premiere here, later became an Academy Award winner. The director MALIK BENDJELLOUL and main character of the film, RODRIGUEZ, attended the screening and Rodriguez played a fantastic gig at one of the bigger venues later the same evening.
Way Out West is a new and exciting forum for film and music, a natural meeting place for artists, actors, directors, film and music professionals.
There will be around thirty films in total screened, and here are the first ten titles. More films and events will be announced in the lead up to August!
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium 2012 – Swedish premiere!)
BEFORE MIDNIGHT by Richard Linklater (USA 2013 – Swedish premiere!)
FRANCES HA by Noah Baumbach (USA 2012)
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. by James Franco & Travis Mathews (USA 2013)
PEACHES DOES HERSELF by Peaches (Germany 2012 – Swedish premiere!)
NUG – VANDAL IN MOTION by Lars Berge & Akay (Sweden 2013 – World premiere!)
HENRIC DE LA COUR by Jacob Frössén (Sweden 2013 – World premiere!)
PETEY & GINGER by Ada Bligaard Søby (USA 2012 – Swedish premiere!)
BELLEVILLE BABY by Mia Engberg (Sweden 2013)
FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS by Shola Lynch (USA 2012)
All screenings are a part of Way Out West, 8-10th August. All screenings are open and free exclusively for festival guests. Read more about the films at the FILM page.
‘Psychedelic Pill’ opens with ‘Driftin’ Back’, a gripping, 27-minute epic which starts with an acoustic intro (the only section of the album which was recorded in Kamuela, Hawaii) before it pokes down pathways that have been hinted at before, but never fully explored. Jesus, the Maharishi and Picasso make appearances in the song, Young noting how the images and messages associated with them are invariably corrupted or misconstrued. And, he fears, his own message and art have been corrupted and diminished by the very technology that has made it more accessible.