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Antony Collaborates With Charles Atlas on Music Documentary, TURNING, Premiere Set for November 11 at DOC NYC

Antony has paired with filmmaker Charles Atlas (The Legend of Leigh Bowery) on a new music documentary, TURNING. The US premiere takes place on November 11 as part of DOC NYC at New York City’s SVA Theatre. Following the premiere, TURNING will show at IFC Cinema starting November 16 through the 22, with a UK screening planned for November 25 – December 4. You can see all the dates at the end of the post.

TURNING features Antony and the Johnsons in a live concert performance centered around the celebration of 13 women and their stories. In addition to the live footage, the documentary includes intimate interviews with the women who took part in this extraordinary performance. Coupled with Antony’s emotional songs, these stories take the audience on a journey of struggle and hope. Watch the trailer above!

 
SCREENING DATES:
11/11/12: New York, NY – TURNING US Premiere – SVA Theatre
11/16-22/12: New York, NY – TURNING Public Screenings – IFC Center
11/25/12: Glasgow, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Glasgow Film Theare
11/26/12: Edinburgh, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Filmhouse
11/27/12: London, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Curzon Soho
11/29/12: Brighton, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Duke of Yorks
12/01/12: Leeds, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Hyde Park Picturehouse
12/03/12: Sheffield, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Showroom
12/04/12: Liverpool, UK – TURNING Public Screening – FACT

Antony and the Johnsons Announce Performance at Radio City

 

Photo by Mark Seliger

The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned artist/musician Antony to conceive, produce, and perform a large-scale concert and performance event, Swanlights, with Antony and the Johnsons, on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall. You can read more about it at the New York Times and Pitchfork.

Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums (self-titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston. It is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw. Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large of The Museum of Modern Art and Director of MoMA PS1, with the assistance of Eliza Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

This month also sees a work-in-progress screening of TURNING, a film by Charles Atlas and Antony on November 11th at Copenhagen’s Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX. In 2006 Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas toured Europe with a concert and live video portrait of 13 women from New York City. The film TURNING explores the heart of that performance. Through its synthesis of Antony’s songs and unfurling video portraiture of the beauties who performed on stage, TURNING creates an intimate and cinematic experience exploring the themes of identity, transcendence and the revelation of essence.

Tickets to Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m.

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