New Mogwai Film “Burning” Through Venues and Theaters This Summer

Screening in Advance of August 24 DVD/LP Release

Jun 15, 2010
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Filmmaker Vincent Moon (R.E.M., Arcade Fire, The National) followed Scottish rockers Mogwai around last May during their three night residency at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. The results are found on Burning, an impressionistic black and white portrait of the act that juxtaposes stark footage of their live shows with mundane takes of them aimlessly wandering about New York City. The latter could easily be dull, but when soundtracked by the band's bombastic crescendos, it's eerily portentous and foreboding. Then again, Mogwai's music could render films of plants growing oddly compelling. Burning is due for release on DVD August 24, packaged with the bonus live album Special Moves, but leading up to its release you can catch screenings at venues all over the country, including the place where it all began, Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. To build anticipation, you can download "New Paths to Helicon Pt 1" from Special Moves here, and view a clip of "I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead" from Burning here. We have the location and dates of the screenings along with tracklistings below.

Public Screening Dates in North America:

Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 25 - Seattle, WA @ JBL Theater

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 28 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

Tracklisting for Special Moves:

1. I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead

2. Friend of the Night

3. Hunted By a Freak

4. Mogwai Fear Satan

5. Cody

6. You Don't Know Jesus

7. I Know You Are But What Am I

8. I Love You, I'm Going to Blow Up Your School

9. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong

10. Like Herod

11. Glasgow Megasnake

Extra tracks on vinyl and CD download

12. Yes. I Am a Long Way From Home

13. Scotland's Shame

14. New Paths to Helicon Part 1

15. Batcat

16. Thank You Space Expert

17. The Precipice

Burning:

1. The Precipice

2. I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead

3. Hunted By a Freak

4. Like Herod

5. New Paths to Helicon Part 1

6. Mogwai Fear Satan

7. Scotland's Shame

8. Batcat

(www.mogwai.co.uk)



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