Sunday, September 28, 2014
'Alone in North America' (featuring The Morning After Girls) Premiers at the CBGB's Music and Film Festival on Oct. 9th
Hypnagogia Films has announced the world premiere of "alone in north america" during the forthcoming CBGB’s Music and Film Festival. The documentary is a collaborative effort between award-winning Director, David Hilbert (Ikland) and neo-psychedelic outfit, the morning after girls. Part narrative, part existential road picture, the film follows the U.S. tour of the band in support of their 2011 LP (which is titled Alone).
In the words of Hypnagogia Films: the morning after girls survived break-ups, break-downs, departures, arrivals and deportations. When the smoke cleared, they toured North America - playing music to gather people together. The ensuing miles would be their greatest test. As individuals and as a band, they found themselves on the wrong side of the law, the wrong side of the clock, and the wrong side of the wheel..
In addition to live performance footage taken across the country, the documentary features a previously unreleased song entitled “Corruption.” The official premiere of Alone will commence on Oct 9th at the Anthology Film Archives and advance tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.cbgbfest.com/aloneinnorthamerica
About the band: the morning after girls was formed in Melbourne, Australia by Sacha Lucashenko (vocals and guitar) and Martin B. Sleeman (vocals and guitar). In 2008, the band relocated to New York City and added Americans Alexander White (keyboards, percussion, backing vocals), EJ Hagen (bass guitar), and Anthony Johnson (drums). As a band, the morning after girls have played shows worldwide with such notables as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mercury Rev, and many others.
Upon its release in 2011, Alone, the bands second full-length album received album of the year honors from such press outlets as the San Francisco Chronicle, The Big Takeover, Detroit Metro Times and Popshifter Magazine.
About the filmmaker: David Hilbert is a New York based writer and filmmaker. He is the director and editor of the award-winning film Ikland, which documents the rediscovery of the lost Ik tribe, who were famously disparaged as the worst people in the world. The film was honored as the Best Documentary of the Boston International Film Festival and has been critically praised by The New York Times, Variety and Indiewire. He has lectured at Harvard University and been a guest on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show.
the morning after girls