Though he bowed out of his scheduled concert, Kinks leader Ray Davies premiered footage from an upcoming documentary, "Other People's Lives," in addition to performing material from his new solo album

Though he bowed out of his scheduled concert, Kinks leader Ray Davies premiered footage from an upcoming documentary, "Other People's Lives," in addition to performing material from his new solo album of the same name during a South by Southwest presentation on Friday in Austin, Texas.

Interspersing film clips and live songs -- including "The Tourist," "Creatures of Little Faith," "Next Door Neighbour" and the title track -- Davies presented a narrative about the eight-year path he took in making the album, including an arduous North American tour shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and a move to New Orleans, where he was shot by a mugger in January 2004.

The film also included a portion of a demo for an unreleased song, "The Voodoo Walk," that Davies wrote in New Orleans. Davies said he hopes to finish the film soon and premiere it on television rather than in theaters.

The artist was supposed to play the previous night at South by Southwest but canceled his appearance, reportedly due to production problems at Austin Music Hall.