i saw Heima eariler in the day at the Arclight. It was so great. Pardon me while i post the description of the film from the AFI website:
Sigur Ros’s thank you letter to their motherland, HEIMA, will carry you on an ethereal cloud of profoundly gorgeous compositions as you float over the breathtaking Icelandic countryside—a landscape as hypnotic and serenely beautiful as their music.
In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós –who have inspired legions of devoted fans and become their homeland’s biggest musical export since Bjork –returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. Dean de Blois’s documentary captures their reflections about the tour, their band, and being home. Beautifully shot at unique concert venues —an abandoned fish factory, a protest camp at a controversial dam, a small town coffee shop—the film’s varied backdrops reflect the bands dense spiritual sound. The journey becomes the quintessential alt-music experience.
Dean de Blois’s film is like going to church and kneeling at the altar of sheer musical brilliance. If your eyes don’t get misty, you are not human.
- Natalie McMenemy
Sounds so excellent. Beautiful looking film; and a Sigur Ros movie for people who love them, and i suspect, never heard of them.
There will be another screening at the Arclight Friday night (11/09) at 10PM. The dvd comes out the 20th. i would definitely go to the screening (which i think i will again.)