Chemical Brothers Film Screening
, February 2nd, 2012 09:03
Don't Think at BFI Southbank this Friday! Plus interactive event with director Adam Smith
Who hasn't had their tiny mind blown by The Chemical Brothers' electropsychedelic rollercoaster of a live show? Certain members of the Quietus staff fondly recall being (ahem) somewhat altered in front of Glastonbury's Other Stage eight years ago, transfixed/terrified by a giant green cyber head sternly declaring: "You're all my children now!"
After two decades of only being captured on shonky mobile phones by wobble-handed pill monkeys, such synapse-frying activity can now be enjoyed in a broadcast quality format by frazzled ex-ravers and curious neophytes alike. Shot on 21 professional cameras at 2011's Fuji Rock Festival, the full-length feature Don't Think documents Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons' total immersion experience, while also taking a trip into the various stages of synaesthetic transcendence undergone by the duo's Japanese fans.
Boasting third eye-friendly visuals and post-production work from ChemBros tour artistic director Marcus Lyall of ML Studio, Don't Think is the first concert film to incorporate Dolby 7:1 surround sound (mixed by the band themselves). It was directed by long-term collaborator Adam Smith, who will be present for a Q&A session after the picture airs at BFI Southbank this Friday February 3. Tickets are now sold out but Smith is also hosting "a live exploration of the relationship between music and moving image" beforehand. More information on the latter event can be found here. For a full list of cinema screenings check the Don't Think website. You can watch a trailer below. Stayed tuned for the Quietus' verdict...