Dirty Projectors Film ‘Hi Custodian’ to Get New York and YouTube Premieres
'Hi Custodian,' a new short film written and directed by Dirty Projectors mastermind David Longstreth and starring all other members of the band, will premiere on Sept. 6 at New York City's Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The evening will feature two free screenings of the movie, to be followed by a Q&A with Longstreth, members of the band and director of photography Bobby Bukowski.
Details about how to attend the premiere can be found here. And if you can't make it to NYC? Don't like sitting in dark theaters with strangers? No worries! Pitchfork.tv on YouTube will be premiering 'Hi Custodian' online the following day, so check it out in the comfort of your own home. In the meantime, check out the flick's trailer below.
'Hi Custodian' follows in the grand tradition of classic music movies like Kanye West's 'Runaway' and Prince's 'Purple Rain.' It was filmed over the course of five days in Southern California, following the band members as they wander through a surreal narrative about spiritual death and rebirth. It features several original and alternate versions of Dirty Projectors songs, in addition to other new and unreleased tunes from the band's recently-released 'Swing Lo Magellan' album.