The Reflektor Tapes Movie Trailer Arrives. Kahlil Joseph‘s The Reflektor Tapes (2015) movie trailer stars Arcade Fire, Win Butler, and Régine Chassagne. The Reflektor Tapes‘ plot synopsis: “An exploration into the music and performances of the Canadian rock band, Arcade Fire.”
I have had the great fortune of being able to see this group play live. It was a full moon, and thousands of us were gathered at the Gorge Ampitheatre by the Columbia River in Washington. We were on the farside of the continent, thousands of us, in the middle of nowhere, looking down a river illuminated by the moon, and then Arcade Fire began serenading us, celebrating us into the night. It was a beautiful, glorious night, one that I’ll never forget.
The trailer for this documentary is doing several things right. It’s blasting the right kind of energy and musicality your way, enticing you to keep listening, and the visuals, edited together tightly, provide a sense of artisan-ship, craft, and creativity, that this band has in spades. They are like a traveling circus, but one that doesn’t rely on cheap tricks and laughs, but rather, some of the most poetic, life-affirming, talent-rooted art ever to be recorded.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready to watch this, now. For those of you not affected by the band in a personal way such as I was, how does this look to you? Is this interesting or exciting at all? The hopes are, of course, that one doesn’t need to be fan, and that the film stands on its own, though I’m not sure how plausible that’ll be here. We’ll see.
According to FirstShowing, “‘Our inclination is to tell stories…’ One of the many documentaries premiering at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is the music documentary The Reflektor Tapes, following the Canadian band Arcade Fire as the tour with incredibly unique and innovative shows. The doc ‘charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.'”
Take a look at the poster, which is sized irregularly, like a cassette tape on its side:
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