- Thu 5 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: TBC
- General $20
- Concession $15 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking recommended
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Nick Cave’s Idiot Prayer virtual concert enjoys a second life in this stunning cinematic experience.
Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. The film features tracks including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues and Girl In Amber. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances.
Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history. The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta) and the music was recorded by Dom Monks.
‘The most beautiful and sombre performance he's ever given’ - TheTelegraph
‘Breathtaking...an exorcism of death, religion and romance’ - NME
‘Stately and beautiful’ - Independent
2020 | 100 min | Rated: TBC | Dir. Nick Cave & Robbie Ryan