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20,000 Days on Earth

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

One of the most critically acclaimed music films of the year, this documentary centres around 24 fictitious hours in the life of Australian musician, author and screenwriter Nick Cave. 20,000 Days On Earth takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape our lives, every single day.  The film delves into Nick’s artistic processes, unpicking the stuff that makes him tick. Fusing drama and documentary to weave a cinematic day-in-the-life with unique verité observations of his full creative cycle we meet those who have affected his life, including regular musical collaborator Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld; and Kylie Minogue, with whom Cave duetted on Where The Wild Roses Grow.

“This day is both more real and less real, more true and less true, more interesting and less interesting than my actual day, depending on how you look at it” – Nick Cave

20,000 Days on Earth premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Documentary awards for for directing and editing.

  • Directed by Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard
  • 2014, United Kingdom
  • 97 minutes
    20,000 Days on Earth

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