VIFF 2013: Apocalypse: a Bill Callahan Tour Film

Monday 30th, September 2013 / 17:40

ApocalypseABillCallahanTourCallahan’s deep voice narrates, waxing lyrical about everything from America to how making music changed his life, all the while the camera points outwards, filming the landscape from the confines of a vehicle.

These are interspersed between Callahan’s performances onstage. The film feels psychedelic and hallucinatory, with double-exposures and other tricks of light and perspective used artfully to evoke the mood in Callahan’s songs.

There is no big reveal but we get an insight into this soft-spoken artist’s creative mind and an evocative, pondering look at America.

Showing at the Rio Theatre on September 30 at 4:30 p.m.

By Carly Smith

Alberta

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