July 31, 2017
Grantee News From Women Make Movies:
FOLLOWING AN EXTRAORDINARY IMMERSIVE GLASTONBURY PERFORMANCE, ‘THE BOMB’ WILL DEBUT ON NETFLIX WORLDWIDE on AUGUST 1ST
SCORE WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY THE ACID
Following triumphant screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, and at the Glastonbury Festival, the bomb makes its Netflix worldwide debut on August 1st.
An experimental, music-driven film that looks at the strange and compelling world of nuclear weapons, the bomb has been hailed by critics:
“A stunning avant-garde approach to a plea for nuclear disarmament…unique and dazzling.”
“An abstract wonder and a literal nightmare: a dazzling view into the abyss.”
The New York Observer
“Thrilling…The footage of blasts is, as you can imagine, absolutely top-notch. Some of it is so spectacular, so trippy, so ridiculous, I was convinced it was fake.”
“Scarier than any horror picture released in the past year, the bomb renders a hot-button controversy with terrible beauty and haunting audiovisual novelty.
“Mesmerizing, stunning, building to a powerful, touching conclusion that magically stopped the audience cold in its tracks.”
The Film Stage
“It’s da bomb.”
At the bomb’s Tribeca and Glastonbury performances, the film was shown as an installation, on massive 360-degree screens that completely surrounded the audience, while The Acid played the soundtrack live. At the Berlin Film Festival, the film was shown on a single screen at one of the largest theaters in the city, while The Acid performed the score in the orchestra pit. Upcoming live performances of the bomb will be staged in London, Sydney, and Los Angeles, with a world tour to follow in 2018.
Watch the film’s trailer HERE
the bomb was produced and conceived by Smriti Keshari (Food Chains) and Eric Schlosser (Command and Control, Fast Food Nation, Food, Inc.). The film was co-directed by Kevin Ford (Three Days, By the River), Keshari & Schlosser, with art direction by Stanley Donwood (Radiohead) and animation by The Kingdom of Ludd. The live installation was designed and staged by United Visual Artists.
The Acid composed the soundtrack.
“The topic of this film is very important to us, it’s a story which needs to be told to a generation that needs to hear it,” says The Acid’s Adam Freeland. “It’s been an honor to collaborate with some of our heroes on the bomb. It’s turned into something even more powerful than the sum of its parts. Three people passed out when we premiered it at Tribeca Film Festival.”
The Acid recently released ‘Modern Propaganda’ from the soundtrack. Listen to it HERE. The full soundtrack to the film will be available later this year.