Published: 10/09/2014 09:20 - Updated: 10/09/2014 10:18

On-screen music follows Nick Cave movie premiere

Nick Cave at work, in 20,000 Days On Earth.
Nick Cave at work, in 20,000 Days On Earth.

A BONUS of premiere screenings of 20,000 Days On Earth at two Inverness cinemas on Wednesday (Sept 17) will be the film’s star – Nick Cave – performing live on-screen afterwards.

The special screening will also include a Q&A with the film’s creative team and special guests after the set from Nick Cave and two Bad Seeds members, Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson.

Both Vue Cinema and Eden Court Cinema will be showing the event at 7pm.

The documentary film was co-written and directed by long-time Cave music video-makers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard – with the Australian musician also a co-writer.

In the film, set up as a life in the day, the musician is shown working on his 2013 album Push The Sky Away with some staged moments where he improvises – all with the idea of focusing on the process of how he works.

Nick Cave and passenger Kylie in 20,000 Days On Earth.
Nick Cave and passenger Kylie in 20,000 Days On Earth.

Also appearing in the film are hard man actor Ray Winstone, fellow Aussie singer Kylie Minogue and Cave’s former Birthday Party and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds bandmate, Blixa Bargeld.

During scenes where Cave is driving a car with each of these guests in the back, the reason Blixa Bargeld left The Bad Seeds after 20 years is finally discussed.

In another scene, Cave talks to a psychoanalyst about his first sexual encounter.

The film premiered in competition in the world cinema documentary competition at January’s Sundance Film Festival winning the best director award for Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

The duo most recently worked on short film EDIT – which had its world premiere this summer at the Edinburgh Film Festival. With music by former Scottish musician and Superstar frontman Joe McAlinden, it shows a woman (Being Human’s Kate Bracken) working through five stages of grief.

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