Bjork film screening in U.S. starting Sept. 26
Bjork: Biophilia Livethe documentary film capturing the concert centered on Bjork's eighth studio albumhas begun a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide. Furthermore, screenings in the United States begin at the IFC Center in New York Sept. 26, with further screenings in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and many more throughout the fall.
The film documents the live show based on Biophilia, the multi-disciplinary, multimedia exploration of the intersection of music, nature and technology first released in 2011 as an album and suite of apps.
Directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland filmed Bjork live in performance and augment her music with animation created by top designers.
Locally, it will run Friday, Oct. 10, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org .
Singer Chely Wright starts Kickstarter campaign
Country singer and gay-rights activist Chely Wright announced that she is working on her first studio album since coming out, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.
Fans who want to support the project will find a variety of Kickstarter backer benefits, including a pre-show meet-and-greet with Wright; a Skype chat and their own personal house party featuring Wright performing for friends of their choosing; a double dinner date with Wright and her wife; or a bike ride with Wright through Central Park.
Chely Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive" followed by her number-one single "Single White Female."
Visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/chelywright/chely-wrights-new-studio-album .