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Inni, the Sigur Rós Concert Film


Sat 3 Dec 2011, 10:00pm–11:30pm

Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $14.00
  • Student or Senior: $10.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: LETRodney

From Wikipedia
Sigur Rós (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈsɪːɣʏr ˈroːus]) is an Icelandic post-rock band with classical and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound, and frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and use of bowed guitar. In January 2010, the band announced that they will be on hiatus. Since then, it has since been announced that the band will tour in 2012 and that they are also working on a new album. The name "Sigur Rós" is Icelandic for "Victory Rose". The band was named after Jónsi's newborn sister, Sigurrós Elín.

Please be advised – strobe lighting and flashing images are used during Sigur Rós’ live performance footage.

from the LA Times
In its first concert film, the band Sigur Rós was captured playing in unconventional places around its native Iceland. "Inni," a follow-up of sorts, shows the group performing a two-night stint in 2008 at London's Alexandra Palace venue.

The concerts were filmed in HD video, then transferred to 16-millimeter film and rephotographed, with director Vincent Morisset occasionally adding abstracted effects, giving the black-and-white footage a surprisingly supple look. The lustrous mix of tones nicely complements the yearning qualities of the music.

Sigur Rós fans are intensely devoted -- lore describes people passing out at shows in some sort of overwhelmed, ecstatic state -- and "Inni" finally gives some sense of why and how that might happen.

In between a few of the songs are brief snippets of video footage from throughout the band's history, showing the musicians sometimes in jeans and T-shirts crowding onto some small club stage. The sequences serve in interesting contrast to the costumes the band's members wear for the Alexandra Palace shows -- foppish feather collars, striped jackets and polka-dot socks.

Better than just a fans-only document and something more than a simple primer, "Inni" is somehow both an introduction and tribute.

Inni runs 75 minutes and is exempt from NZ classification as a concert documentary. It plays at the Academy Cinema at 10pm Saturday December 3.

No Unpaid Phone or Web reserves, all tickets prior to show day being sold either at or at the Academy Box Office.

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