The documentary concert film captures the multidimensional performance of Björk’s eighth studio album. It’s currently in a series of limited premiere screenings at international festivals, museums, libraries, art galleries and cinemas worldwide—including The Flicks.
The film seeks to catch the excitement and feel of Björk’s multi-disciplinary show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013.
Björk grew up in Iceland. She hit the pop music scene as the lead singer for Sugarcubes in the 1980s and went solo in 1993. She is a truly international star with 14-Grammy nominations and She won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Dancer in the Dark.
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Her performances blend her art, music, film, dramatic lighting and exotic costuming for stunning visual and emotional effect.
Is there a Boise connection? Of course there is.
Björk is formerly partnered with Matthew Barney, who grew up in Boise and went on to become one of the most lionized contemporary artists in the past 15 years. Locally, he’s best know for leading the Capital High football team to the state championship in the mid 1980s. In 2003, he became the youngest artist to be given a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He's best known for his "Cremaster" film series, one of which was filmed in Boise on the Boise State University blue turf.
Björk and Barney live with their daughter in New York City where Björk also is preparing a retrospective of her work at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art that will run March 7-June 7.
Details: 7 p.m. Nov. 6, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. Tickets: $10 general, $7 for students with I.D. in advance or at the door.