March 02, 2022

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: "This Much I Know To Be True" documentary in cinemas on May 11

Director Andrew Dominik has finished his new documentary about Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. This Much I Know To Be True. After a one-off screening at the Berlin Film festival it will shown for one-night in cinemas worldwide on May 11. The film follows them on tour in the UK, playing songs from Ghosteen and Carnage. Marianne Faithfull sheds some light on her relationship with both musicians. Dominik also directed the One More Time with Feeling documentary.

In this document of their first ever performances of these albums, filmed in spring 2021 ahead of their UK tour, we see the two, accompanied by singers and string quartet, as they nurture each song into existence. The film features a special appearance by close friend and long-term collaborator, Marianne Faithfull.

Interstitial pieces between the songs illuminate the cosmology and themes of the music. We hear about the process of Nick writing The Red Hand Files – the letters he chooses to answer and the replies themselves – giving us an insight into his current concerns in life and music, and into the method by which he is able to bring his own thoughts and feelings into order. We also visit the workshop where he is creating a series of sculptures depicting the life of the Devil – a portrait of the lives of all of us as we move from innocence to experience, attune to the world and its attendant loss, and eventually confront our own mortality.

Tickets for the screening go on sale on March 23. Cave and Ellis are on the road in North America in March and April.

Live dates:
  • 03/04 Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
  • 03/05 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
  • 03/06 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
  • 03/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
  • 03/13 Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
  • 03/14 Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
  • 03/17 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
  • 03/20 Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
  • 03/22 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
  • 03/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
  • 03/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
  • 03/27 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
  • 03/28 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
  • 03/31 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
  • 04/02 Montreal, QC @ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
  • 04/03 Montreal, QC @ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier


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