Nick Cave is one of those performers who exudes a strange and compelling charismatic energy. Everything he does intrigues me, and so of course I’m already interested in 20 000 Days on Earth, a documentary that chronicles 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave as he records his album Push the Sky Away. The thing is, it’s not exactly a documentary. The film is scripted by Cave, and yet…it kind of is a documentary. Trust in Nick Cave to give us something impossible to categorize. Drafthouse Films, those wonderful people who are rapidly becoming my favourite production company ever, have picked up the film for release this fall. And I can’t wait.
20 000 Days on Earth comes out September 17, 2014.