An experimental musician and filmmaker, sound and video artist, teacher and writer, the late Tony Conrad was revered in avant-garde circles – but remains under-appreciated in the wider artistic world. This 2016 documentary tells Conrad’s story, from his underground moviemaking days in 1960s New York and his musical collaborations with Faust, Genesis P-Orridge and Lou Reed, among many others, to the appearance at the 2011 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival that brought him to the attention of a new generation of fans. As Conrad continues to be reappraised, Completely in the Present celebrates the life and work of this uniquely influential figure.
Ibiza has long been synonymous with hedonism and never-ending nightlife. In this unique immersive film, director Julien Temple brings something surprising and new to depictions of the party island: silence. Inspired by the silent movies of the past, Temple’s film uses minimal titles, animation, restagings and documentary footage old and new to tell the 2,000-year story of Ibiza and those who love it, from bohemians to ravers – all set to a soundtrack compiled by musical director and Ibiza veteran Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) from his own music and others’. A film phenomenon set to leave you speechless.