Thursday, August 14, 2014


 “A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment…
an imaginative stand-alone artwork.”


Björk: Biophilia Live, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Björk’s eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide—including Moscow’s 360° Contemporary Science Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro’s Festival do Rio, Reykjavík's Bio Paradis and Iceland Airwaves Festival, Panama City’s Biomuseo and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image—on September 5. The film recently made its European debut at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, at which Variety praised the film as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers.” Additionally, the Museum of Modern Art recently acquired the Biophilia iPad app, making it the first app in MoMA’s permanent collection. At selected screenings the documentary When Björk Met Attenborough will screen alongside Björk: Biophilia LiveThe Creators Project is premiering a trailer for the film today, watch it here. For more information

The film documents the live show based on Biophilia, the multi-disciplinary, multimedia exploration of the intersection of music, nature and technology first released in 2011 as an album and suite of apps which NPR called “astounding.” The intimate Biophilia performance, which premiered in 2011 in what The Wall Street Journal called a “magical evening,” finds Björk accompanied by unique musical instruments, collaborators and visuals. “To bring the manifold ideas of her Biophilia app/album/educational series/multimedia experience to life,” Pitchfork writes, “[Björk is] accompanied by an all-female Icelandic choir, a dazzling set of nature films, and a variety of custom-made instruments, including a Tesla coil that descends from the ceiling. In short, it’s…mind-blowing.” U.K. screenings of the film will be announced Monday, August 18.

Directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, unique voices in their own right, film Björk live in performance and augment her music with animation created by top designers. The film, produced by Jacqui Edenbrow/Gloria Films, also features science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album, which explore the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena—atomic, cellular and cosmic. The infinitely creative journey presents a culmination of work that represents one of the most original musical endeavors of a generation.

September 5                                    Reykjavík, Iceland                                              Bio Paradís
September 26                               New York, New York                                         IFC Center*
October 10                                   Brooklyn, New York                                  Nitehawk Cinema
October 10                                         Chicago, Illinois                          Gene Siskel Film Center
October 10                                            Aichi, Japan                             TOHO Cinemas Nagoya
October 10                                       Kanagawa, Japan                      TOHO Cinemas Kawasaki
October 10                                          Kyushu, Japan                             TOHO Cinemas Tenjin
October 10                                  Los Angeles, California                      Downtown Independent
October 10                                           Osaka, Japan                             TOHO Cinemas Umeda
October 10                                  San Francisco, California                                                 Roxie
October 10                                           Tokyo, Japan                         TOHO Cinemas Roppongi
October 10                                        Toronto, Canada                           Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
October 16                                        Berlin, Germany                                             Kino Central
October 17                                        Denver, Colorado                                       Sie Film Center
October 17                                          Miami, Florida                                                  O Cinema
October 17                                        Montréal, Canada                                       Cinéma du Parc
October 17                                   New Orleans, Louisiana                                           Zeitgeist*
October 17                                          Oslo, Norway                                                       Victoria
October 17                                        Phoenix, Arizona                                                 FilmBar*
October 17                                         Portland, Oregon                              McMenamin Mission
October 17                                         Rijeka, Croatia                                         Art-kino Croatia
October 17                                  Silver Spring, Maryland                              AFI Silver Theatre
October 17                                      Tønsberg, Norway                                                     Kilden
October 17                                     Vancouver, Canada                             Pacific Cinematheque
October 19                                  Amsterdam, Netherlands                               Eye Film Institute
October 20                                        Ålborg, Denmark                                     Biografer Ålborg
October 20                                  Amsterdam, Netherlands                                            Melkweg
October 20                                         Århus, Denmark                                       Biografer Århus
October 20                                         Beinasco, Italy                             Space Cinema Beinasco
October 20                                          Belpasso, Italy                             Space Cinema Belpasso
October 20                                      Bochum, Germany                                          UCI Bochum
October 20                                          Bologna, Italy                              Space Cinema Bologna
October 20                                       Casamassima, Italy                  Space Cinema Casamassima
October 20                                    Catanzaro Lido, Italy              Space Cinema Catanzaro Lido
October 20                                     Cerro Maggiore, Italy            Space Cinema Cerro Maggiore
October 20                                   Copenhagen, Denmark                                      Palads Teatret
October 20                                         Corciano, Italy                             Space Cinema Corciano
October 20                                       Dresden, Germany                                          UCI Dresden
October 20                                      Düsseldorf, Germany                                   UCI Düsseldorf
October 20                                       Esbjerg, Denmark                                    Biografer Esbjerg
October 20                                           Firenze, Italy                                 Space Cinema Firenze
October 20                                          Genova, Italy                                Space Cinema Genova
October 20                                          Grosseto, Italy                             Space Cinema Grosseto
October 20                                          Guidonia, Italy                            Space Cinema Guidonia
October 20                                      Hamburg, Germany                                       UCI Hamburg
October 20                                       Herning, Denmark                                  Biografer Herning
October 20                                       Hillerød, Denmark                                     BioCity Hillerød
October 20                                       Kolding, Denmark                                Bio Center Kolding
October 20                                         Köln, Germany                                                  UCI Köln
October 20                                    Lamezia Terme, Italy              Space Cinema Lamezia Terme
October 20                                       Leipzig, Germany                                         UT Connewitz
October 20                                          Limena, Italy                                 Space Cinema Limena
October 20                                          Livorno, Italy                                Space Cinema Livorno
October 20                                     Lucerne, Switzerland                                      Kino Bourbaki
October 20                                       Lyngby, Denmark                                   Biografer Lyngby
October 20                                            Milano, Italy                                             Milano Odeon
October 20                                   Minneapolis, Minnesota                                Heights Theatre*
October 20                                          Minsk, Belarus                                             Cinemascope
October 20                                        Montebello, Italy                       Space Cinema Montebello
October 20                                      Montesilvano, Italy                  Space Cinema Montesilvano
October 20                                       Münster, Germany                                     Cinema Münster
October 20                                      Næstved, Denmark                                    BioCity Næstved
October 20                                            Napoli, Italy                                  Space Cinema Napoli
October 20                                             Nola, Italy                                       Space Cinema Nola
October 20                                      Nürnberg, Germany                                Cinecitta Nürnberg
October 20                                Nykøbing Falster, Denmark                      Bio Nykøbing Falster
October 20                                        Odense, Denmark                                      BioCity Odense
October 20                                            Parma, Italy                                    Parma Barilla Center
October 20                                            Parma, Italy                                             Parma Campus
October 20                                        Pradamano, Italy                        Space Cinema Pradamano
October 20                                  Prague, Czech Republic                                              Bio Oko
October 20                                  Prague, Czech Republic                                           Kino Aero
October 20                                        Quartucciu, Italy                        Space Cinema Quartucciu
October 20                                       Randers, Denmark                                  Biografer Randers
October 20                                             Roma, Italy                                            Roma Moderno
October 20                                             Roma, Italy                                Roma Parco de' Medici
October 20                                         Rozzano, Italy                              Space Cinema Rozzano
October 20                                           Salerno, Italy                                Space Cinema Salerno
October 20                                             Sestu, Italy                                     Space Cinema Sestu
October 20                                             Silea, Italy                                       Space Cinema Silea
October 20                                            Surbo, Italy                                    Space Cinema Surbo
October 20                                      Taastrup, Denmark                                    BioCity Taastrup
October 20                                            Terni, Italy                                      Space Cinema Terni
October 20                                            Torino, Italy                                  Space Cinema Torino
October 20                                            Trieste, Italy                                  Space Cinema Trieste
October 20                                     Trondheim, Norway                        Cinemateket Trondheim
October 20                                         Vicenza, Italy                                Space Cinema Vicenza
October 20                                        Vimercata, Italy                           Space Cinema Vimercate
October 20                                        Vimercata, Italy                               Space Cinema Verona
October 20                                      Zürich, Switzerland                                          Kino Riffraff
October 21                                       Ljubljana, Slovenia                                             Kino Šiška
October 21                                    Písek, Czech Republic                                         Kino Portyč
October 22                                       Budapest, Hungary                                             Toldi Mozi
October 22                                Klatovy, Czech Republic                                              Sumava
October 23                             Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic                                     Drahomira
October 23                                 Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton                                  Kriterion Kino
October 24                                     Barcelona, Catalonia                                    Cinemes Girona
October 24                                  Buenos Aires, Argentina        Buenos Aires Mon Amour Cine
October 24                                       Girona, Catalonia                                       Cinemes Girona
October 24                                           Ogden, Utah                         The Art House Cinema 502
October 24                                          Taipei, Taiwan                                            Golden Horse
October 24                                       Winnipeg, Canada                        Winnipeg Cinematheque
October 25                                        Ålesund, Norway                                                   Ålesund
October 25                                         Asker, Norway                                                         Asker
October 25                                         Askim, Norway                                                       Askim
October 25                                       Göteborg, Sweden                                                  Bio Roy
October 25                                        Halden, Norway                                                      Halden
October 25                                       Hønefoss, Norway                                                Hønefoss
October 25                                         Horten, Norway                                                      Horten
October 25                                     Kristiansund, Norway                                        Kristiansund
October 25                                        Malmö, Sweden                                        Biograf Spegeln
October 25                                Nymburk, Czech Republic                                                Sokol
October 25                                      Stockholm, Sweden                                                  Bio Rio
October 25                                        Tromsø, Norway                                          Verdensteatret
October 25                                         Verdal, Norway                                                       Verdal
October 27                                      Melbourne, Australia               Centre for the Moving Image
October 28                                        Duluth, Minnesota                                              Zinema 2*
October 29                                       Honolulu, Hawaii                     Honolulu Academy of Arts
October 29                                   Huntington, New York                             Cinema Arts Centre
October 29                                    Rochester, New York                      George Eastman House*
October 30                                         Regina, Canada                               Regina Public Library
October 30                                        Victoria, Canada                                                  Cinecenta
October 31                                       Budapest, Hungary                                         Muvesz Mozi
October 31                                        Tulsa, Oklahoma                                          Circle Cinema
October 31                                          Valletta, Malta                                      St. James Cavalier
October, TBA                                Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                                     Festival do Rio
October, TBA                                    Moscow, Russia                                    360° Film Festival
October, TBA                              Saint Petersburg, Russia          Saint Petersburg Media Forum
October, TBA                                    Istanbul, Turkey                               Istanbul Film Festival
October, TBA                                    Ankara, Turkey           presented by Istanbul Film Festival
October, TBA                                      Izmir, Turkey            presented by Istanbul Film Festival
November 1                                 Groningen, Netherlands                                            RKZBios
November 1                               Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                               Midtown Cinema
November 5                                       Atlanta, Georgia        Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge
November 5                                    Budapest, Hungary                                      Taban Kinoteka
November 5                                      Columbus, Ohio              Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand
November 5                                        Dallas, Texas               Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
November 5                                       Houston, Texas                 Studio Movie Grill City Centre
November 5                                   Indianapolis, Indiana           Studio Movie Grill College Park
November 5-9                                Reykjavík, Iceland                Iceland Airwaves - Bio Paradís
November 6                                           Boise, Idaho                                                Flicks Boise
November 6                                Charlotte, North Carolina             Studio Movie Grill Charlotte
November 6                                       Portland, Oregon                                          Space Gallery
November 7                                         Temuco, Chile                        Universidad de la Frontera
November 7                             Albuquerque, New Mexico                                   Guild Cinema
November 7                                    Ensenada, Mexico              Autonomous University-UABC
November 7                              Johannesburg, South Africa                                         Bioscope
November 7                                    Kaunas, Lithuania                                                   Romuva
November 7                                  Thessaloniki, Greece                                       Les Yper Yper
November 13                                Maracaibo, Venezuela                                        Teatro Baralt
November 14                            Columbia, South Carolina                               The Nickelodeon
November 14                                    Panamá, Panama                                                 Biomuseo
November 16                                   Querétaro, Mexico                                       Cutout Festival
November 25                                 Guayaquil, Ecuador                                      MAAC Cultura
November, TBA                             Bangkok, Thailand                     Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                               Brocket, Canada                       Peigan Nation Reservation
November, TBA                              Manila, Philippines                    Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                         Phnom Penh, Cambodia                 Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                        Egypt                               Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                     Indonesia                            Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                      Malaysia                            Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                     Myanmar                            Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                           United Arab Emirates                   Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA                                      Vietnam                             Science Film Festival 2014
December 10                                Ponta do Sol, Portugal                                               Cine Sol
December 11                                    Budapest, Hungary                                          Puskin Mozi

* With screenings of When Björk Met Attenborough

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