Mitski stars in SITTING, a new film directed and written by Emily Yoshida. Mitski plays a “sitter” for people taking an intense drug that allows them to “meet God.” The short film is also heavily soundtracked by Mitski’s Puberty 2 song “Thursday Girl.” Watch it below.
Louis C.K.’s first movie in 16 years is coming to theaters. I Love You, Daddy will be in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles starting Friday, November 17th and will receive a wider, North American, release on Friday, December 1st. The film is his first feature length film in 16 years and stars C.K., John Malkovich, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt, and Ebonee Noel. I Love You, Daddy also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
Discogs, in March, officially launched the beta for their spinoff site Gearogs to the public, hoping to become “the largest database of audio equipment on the planet.” At the same time, their efforts into books, comics, films, and posters were also being developed. Those sites have been officially launched: Filmogs, Bookogs, Comicogs, and Posterogs are now open to the public, with free listing and seller fees “for a limited time during the public launch.” They are aiming to hit 9 million releases in its database by the end of September.
Rami Malek, the star on “Mr. Robot,” is getting prepared for his portrayal of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic about the band, Bohemian Rhapsody. Entertainment Weekly shared the first look at him as Mercury today. See below. Malek said it was “a very affirming moment” when he first saw himself in hair and makeup. Sacha Baron Cohen was set to portray Mercury in 2010, but he eventually left the project over creative differences with Queen. Brian May later disputed Cohen’s claims. The film has been in production for almost a decade but is set to go to theaters in December 2018.
Josie and the Pussycats, the comic-based musical comedy that follows an all-girl band and their run-ins with the music industry, is getting a soundtrack vinyl reissue. It is set to be out September 26th via Mondo and the score is almost entirely filled with tracks by the fictional band. The frontwoman of rock band Letters to Cleo, Kay Hanley, provided the vocals for every Josie and the Pussycats song.
Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse, and Birth.Movies.Death. will also co-host a reissue celebration at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel which will include a film screening, appearances by co-directors Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, and a Josie and the Pussycats set by Hanley. There will be merchandise also sold at the event: leopard-print vinyl records, a 7” record featuring DuJour songs (the film’s featured boy band), and a 12-page booklet featuring behind-the-scenes photos.
Stevie Nicks has come out with a new song titled “You’re Hand I Will Never Let It Go” and it will appear in the film The Book of Henry. The song has a new lyric video, which can be watched below. The song was written by Doveman’s Thomas Barlett and Guster’s Ryan Miller. The Book of Henry is an independent drama starring Naomi Watts and Maddie Ziegler and premieres June 16th. The single is the first solo work Nicks has released since her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault.
Alan Palomo, aka Neon Indian, has scored his first film, an upcoming sci-fi movie named Everything Beautiful Is Far Away. It is directed by Pete Ohs, who has also directed videos for Best Coast and Wavves, and stars Julia Garner and Joseph Cross. The film, according to a press release, is about “a trio—a guy, his robot head companion and a determined young woman—who traverse a planet in search of a mythical lake.” Palomo’s score can be heard in a new film teaser; watch it below. Everything Beautiful Is Far Away will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 21st.