Screening for one night only on the eve of the release of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’s 16th studio album, Skeleton Tree, One More Time With Feeling promises to be a rare and truly global event for both music and cinema.
Directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) the film was originally a performance based concept, but it evolved as Dominick scratched below the surface of the album sessions, into the tragic events surrounding the records conception.
Having lost his son in a terrible accident in the summer of 2015, the trailer for One More Time With Feeling makes it clear that these events have set in motion a sea change within Cave. When he asks, ”What happens when an event occurs that is so catastrophic that you just change – you change from the known person to the unknown person, so that when you look at yourself in the mirror you recognise the person that you were, but the person inside the skin is a different person,” there is no doubt as to what he is referring.
This promises to be an intensely moving account of the cataclysmic personal events that have overshadowed the creation of Skeleton Tree, as well as an insight in to the creative process of an absolutely legendary band.
Watch One More Time With Feeling at Pheonix on Thursday 8th September.