Sundance Looks To Sparklehorse, Air, And More
The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout October with three separate programs, one focusing on the directing work of four young filmmakers, another on animated clips, aThe Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout October with three separate programs, one focusing on the directing work of four young filmmakers, another on animated clips, and a final episode dedicated solely to the work of rock act Sparklehorse. Videos from Air, Gorillaz, Travis, Radiohead, and more will be featured on the first two programs of the series.
"Sonic Cinema: Video to Screen" will air on Oct. 12, and will look at how the videos of Jamie Thraves, Michel Gondry, Roman Coppola, and Chris Cunningham have shaped their directing styles. The program will air Radiohead's "Just" and Travis' "All I Want to Do Is Rock," directed by Thraves ("The Lowdown"), Cibo Matto's "Sugar Water," directed by Gondry ("Human Nature"), Air's "Playground Love," directed by Coppola ("The Virgin Suicides"), and Aphex Twin's "Window Licker," directed by Cunningham ("Neuromancer").
"Sonic Cinema: Animators" will air on Oct. 19 and spotlight recent advancements in animated clips, including Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood," "One More Time" and "Aeorodynamic" from Daft Punk, and Quasimoto's "Come On Feet."
The final installment, "Sonic Cinema: Sparklehorse," will air on Oct. 26, showcasing a number of clips -- each in vastly different styles -- that were inspired by the Mark Linkous-led band's new Capitol effort, "It's a Wonderful Life." A number of the band's friends took part in the project, including animators the Brothers Quay, and filmmakers Jem Cohen, Guy Maddin, Grant Gee, and Garine Torosian.