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Drafthouse Nabs Nick Cave Portrait and Sundance Winner '20,000 Days on Earth'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 10, 2014 at 11:36AM

Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Sundance winner "20,000 Days on Earth," visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's debut portrait of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.
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'20,000 Days on Earth'
'20,000 Days on Earth'

Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Sundance winner "20,000 Days on Earth," visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's debut portrait of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.

The film is a blend of drama and documentary, capturing a fictional day in the life of Cave while also honing in on his artistic process. It recently had its world premiere at Sundance, where it was awarded both Best Director and Editing in the World Cinema section, and is getting its European premiere at the currently unspooling Berlin Film Festival.

Cave and Warren Ellis wrote the original score for the film. Drafthouse is planning a 2014 theatrical release.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.