Feist Releases New Documentary
Look At What The Light Did Now is a visual feast
December 6th see the release of Look At What The Light Did Now, a new documentary looking into the creative process surrounding Feist's album The Reminder and its accompanying tour.
Whilst the film includes plenty of live footage, it is much more than a straight tour film, concentrating as much on the work that goes on behind the scenes as that seen by the audience.
Director Anthony Seck has assembled film of Feist and her musical and artistic collaborators, including the incomparable Chilly Gonzales, as they work over several years on the recording of The Reminder and its artwork, videos and tours - which continually evolved to incorporate puppets, shadow play and all manner of visual innovation.
The importance of the collaborative process is stressed time and again, and this glimpse into Feist's creative world makes it appear a fun and fulfilling place, where communal sessions in a converted French mansion involve group percussion and even attempts to record outdoors (despite some practical challenges).
Well balanced and beautifully shot (it's worth seeing for the opening title sequence alone) LAWTLDN is both entertaining and inspiring, and you'll be hard pressed not to wish you were part of the Feist family after watching.
In addition to the documentary, the DVD/CD package also contains bonus footage of live performances from The Reminder Tour, footage from Feist's secret 'The Living Lantern' shows, great archive footage of Feist performing on Chilly Gonzales' Presidential Suite tour, a couple of short films, and a collection of her music videos.
The Bonus CD contains 13 tracks including solo and duet versions of the title track of the film, rare and unique live performances, and solo piano reinterpretations of Feist songs by Gonzales.
You can catch the film on the big screen at the following special screenings:
December 3, 6:30pm – London, ICA (including a Q&A via Skype with Feist and Director Anthony Seck)
December 4, 6:15pm – Edinburgh, The Filmhouse
December 11, 6:30pm – Bristol, Arnolfini
Watch the trailer at www.listentofeist.com/lawtldn
Look At What The Light Did Now is released on DVD on December 6th.