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Watch: The First US Trailer for 20,000 Days on Earth

Here’s the first American trailer for the keenly anticipated, highly-praised Nick Cave portrait 20,000 Days on Earth. Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard’s hybrid film is part concert/performance piece, part collaborative dramatization of the legendary performer/writer’s day-in/day-out routine. As the trailer indicates, Cave’s come a long way since the days when he treated interacting with journalists and the wider public as a horrific task that reduced him to sputtering rage. Those unfamiliar with this part of Cave’s legacy should check out a recently republished 1988 interview, which opens with him throwing an irate boot at his interlocutor. Regardless, 20,000 looks sleek and fascinating; Drafthouse Films has it set for New York City release on September 17 and Los Angeles on September 26, with further expansion presumably to follow.

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