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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Correction: Mogwai's Burning Actually Playing Monday at Northwest Film Forum

Posted by on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Not Wednesday at EMP as this week's Up & Coming erroneously reported. So:

Monday 8/23
Burning (Mogwai film)

(Northwest Film Forum) Scottish score rockers Mogwai make such a good soundtrack for almost anything (see Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait) that it almost seems like a shame to see a film that merely sets their expansive, mostly instrumental aches to images of them playing live—that is, a concert documentary. Still, it's a beautiful film, shot in dramatic black and white, with the camera alternately coming in close on the musicians so that only a partial glimpse of them is seen (hands on a keyboard, a grimace on a face) and hanging back with a sense of unobtrusive, observational distance, catching a street scene outside the concert venue or the sway of a couple embraced in the audience, their eyes shut, their faces lit up. And Mogwai's songs sound ripping good here. It just needs more head-butting. ERIC GRANDY

We regret the error.


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oldmanandthesea 1
Might also be worth mentioning that the filmmaker will be at the screening. Looking forward to it myself.
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