BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE OPENS WORLDWIDE

U.S. DATES INCLUDE NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, SEATTLE AND MORE

“A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment… an imaginative stand-alone artwork.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Exhilarating” –IndieWire

Björk: Biophilia Live, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Björk’s eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide—including Moscow’s 360° Contemporary Science Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro’s Festival do Rio, Reykjavík's Bio Paradis and Iceland Airwaves Festival, Panama City’s Biomuseo and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image—on September 5. Screenings in the U.S. begin at the IFC Center in New York September 26, with further screenings in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and many more throughout the fall.

The film recently made its European debut at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, at which Variety praised the film as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers.” Additionally, the Museum of Modern Art recently acquired the Biophilia iPad app, making it the first app in MoMA’s permanent collection. At selected screenings the documentary When Björk Met Attenborough will screen alongside Björk: Biophilia Live. The Creators Project recently premiered the trailer for the film, watch it here. For more information visit biophiliathefilm.com.

The film documents the live show based on Biophilia, the multi-disciplinary, multimedia exploration of the intersection of music, nature and technology first released in 2011 as an album and suite of apps which NPR called “astounding.” The intimate Biophilia performance, which premiered in 2011 in what The Wall Street Journal called a “magical evening,” finds Björk accompanied by unique musical instruments, collaborators and visuals. “To bring the manifold ideas of her Biophilia app/album/educational series/multimedia experience to life,” Pitchfork writes, “[Björk is] accompanied by an all-female Icelandic choir, a dazzling set of nature films, and a variety of custom-made instruments, including a Tesla coil that descends from the ceiling. In short, it’s…mind-blowing.”

Directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, unique voices in their own right, film Björk live in performance and augment her music with animation created by top designers. The film, produced by Jacqui Edenbrow/Gloria Films, also features science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album, which explore the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena—atomic, cellular and cosmic. The infinitely creative journey presents a culmination of work that represents one of the most original musical endeavors of a generation.

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BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE U.S. PREMIERE SCREENINGS
* With screenings of When Björk Met Attenborough

September 26 /// New York, New York /// IFC Center*
October 10 /// Los Angeles, California ///Downtown Independent
October 10 /// San Francisco, California /// Roxie
October 10 /// Chicago, Illinois ///Gene Siskel Film Center
October 10 ///Brooklyn, New York /// Nitehawk Cinema
October 17 /// Phoenix, Arizona /// FilmBar*
October 17 ///Denver, Colorado ///Sie Film Center
October 17 ///Miami, Florida /// O Cinema
October 17 ///New Orleans, Louisiana ///Zeitgeist*
October 17 /// Silver Spring, Maryland ///AFI Silver Theatre
October 17 /// Portland, Oregon /// McMenamin Mission
October 17 /// Providence, RI ///Cable Car
October 20 ///Minneapolis, Minnesota ///Heights Theatre*
October 24 ///Ogden, Utah ///The Art House Cinema 502
October 26 /// Bethlehem. PA ///ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
October 28 ///Duluth, Minnesota /// Zinema 2*
October 29 ///Honolulu, Hawaii ///Honolulu Academy of Arts
October 29 ///Huntington, New York /// Cinema Arts Centre
October 29 /// Rochester, New York /// George Eastman House*
October 31 /// Tulsa, Oklahoma /// Circle Cinema
November 1 /// Buffalo, NY /// Screening Room Cinema Café
November 1 /// Cleveland, OH /// Cleveland Cinematheque
November 1 /// Harrisburg, PA /// Midtown Cinema
November 1 /// Seattle, WA /// Neptune
November 5 /// Atlanta, Georgia /// Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge
November 5 /// Indianapolis, Indiana /// Studio Movie Grill College Park
November 5 /// Columbus, Ohio /// Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand
November 5 /// Dallas, Texas /// Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
November 5 /// Houston, Texas /// Studio Movie Grill City Centre
November 6 /// Boise, Idaho /// Flicks Boise
November 6 /// Charlotte, North Carolina /// Studio Movie Grill Charlotte
November 6 /// Portland, Oregon /// Space Gallery
November 7 /// Albuquerque, New Mexico /// Guild Cinema
November 14 /// Columbia, South Carolina /// The Nickelodeon

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE GLOBAL PREMIERE SCREENINGS

September 5 /// Reykjavík, Iceland /// Bio Paradís
October 10 /// Aichi, Japan /// TOHO Cinemas Nagoya
October 10 /// Kanagawa, Japan /// TOHO Cinemas Kawasaki
October 10 /// Kyushu, Japan /// TOHO Cinemas Tenjin
October 10 /// Osaka, Japan /// TOHO Cinemas Umeda
October 10 /// Tokyo, Japan /// TOHO Cinemas Roppongi
October 10 /// Toronto, Canada /// Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
October 16 /// Berlin, Germany /// Kino Central
October 17 /// Montréal, Canada /// Cinéma du Parc
October 17 /// Oslo, Norway /// Victoria
October 17 /// Rijeka, Croatia /// Art-kino Croatia
October 17 /// Tønsberg, Norway /// Kilden
October 17 /// Vancouver, Canada /// Pacific Cinematheque
October 19 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Eye Film Institute
October 20 /// Ålborg, Denmark /// Biografer Ålborg
October 20 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Melkweg
October 20 /// Århus, Denmark /// Biografer Århus
October 20 /// Beinasco, Italy /// Space Cinema Beinasco
October 20 /// Belpasso, Italy /// Space Cinema Belpasso
October 20 /// Bologna, Italy /// Space Cinema Bologna
October 20 /// Casamassima, Italy /// Space Cinema Casamassima
October 20 /// Catanzaro Lido, Italy /// Space Cinema Catanzaro Lido
October 20 /// Cerro Maggiore, Italy /// Space Cinema Cerro Maggiore
October 20 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// Palads Teatret
October 20 /// Corciano, Italy /// Space Cinema Corciano
October 20 /// Esbjerg, Denmark /// Biografer Esbjerg
October 20 /// Firenze, Italy /// Space Cinema Firenze
October 20 /// Genova, Italy /// Space Cinema Genova
October 20 /// Grosseto, Italy /// Space Cinema Grosseto
October 20 /// Guidonia, Italy /// Space Cinema Guidonia
October 20 /// Herning, Denmark /// Biografer Herning
October 20 /// Hillerød, Denmark /// BioCity Hillerød
October 20 /// Kolding, Denmark /// Bio Center Kolding
October 20 /// Lamezia Terme, Italy /// Space Cinema Lamezia Terme
October 20 /// Leipzig, Germany /// UT Connewitz
October 20 /// Limena, Italy /// Space Cinema Limena
October 20 /// Livorno, Italy /// Space Cinema Livorno
October 20 /// Lucerne, Switzerland /// Kino Bourbaki
October 20 /// Lyngby, Denmark /// Biografer Lyngby
October 20 /// Milano, Italy /// Milano Odeon
October 20 /// Minsk, Belarus /// Cinemascope
October 20 /// Montebello, Italy /// Space Cinema Montebello
October 20 /// Montesilvano, Italy /// Space Cinema Montesilvano
October 20 /// Münster, Germany /// Cinema Münster
October 20 /// Næstved, Denmark /// BioCity Næstved
October 20 /// Napoli, Italy /// Space Cinema Napoli
October 20 /// Nola, Italy /// Space Cinema Nola
October 20 /// Nürnberg, Germany /// Cinecitta Nürnberg
October 20 Nykøbing Falster, Denmark Bio Nykøbing Falster
October 20 /// Odense, Denmark /// BioCity Odense
October 20 /// Parma, Italy /// Parma Barilla Center
October 20 /// Parma, Italy /// Parma Campus
October 20 /// Pradamano, Italy /// Space Cinema Pradamano
October 20 /// Prague, Czech Republic /// Bio Oko
October 20 /// Prague, Czech Republic /// Kino Aero
October 20 /// Quartucciu, Italy /// Space Cinema Quartucciu
October 20 /// Randers, Denmark /// Biografer Randers
October 20 /// Roma, Italy /// Roma Moderno
October 20 /// Roma, Italy /// Roma Parco de' Medici
October 20 /// Rozzano, Italy /// Space Cinema Rozzano
October 20 /// Salerno, Italy /// Space Cinema Salerno
October 20 /// Sestu, Italy /// Space Cinema Sestu
October 20 /// Silea, Italy /// Space Cinema Silea
October 20 /// Surbo, Italy /// Space Cinema Surbo
October 20 /// Taastrup, Denmark /// BioCity Taastrup
October 20 /// Terni, Italy /// Space Cinema Terni
October 20 /// Torino, Italy /// Space Cinema Torino
October 20 /// Trieste, Italy /// Space Cinema Trieste
October 20 /// Trondheim, Norway /// Cinemateket Trondheim
October 20 /// Vicenza, Italy /// Space Cinema Vicenza
October 20 /// Vimercata, Italy /// Space Cinema Vimercate
October 20 /// Vimercata, Italy /// Space Cinema Verona
October 20 /// Zürich, Switzerland /// Kino Riffraff
October 21 /// Ljubljana, Slovenia /// Kino Šiška
October 21 /// Písek, Czech Republic /// Kino Portyč
October 22 /// Budapest, Hungary /// Toldi Mozi
October 22 /// Klatovy, Czech Republic /// Sumava
October 23 /// Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic /// Drahomira
October 23 /// Sarajevo, Sarajevo /// Canton Kriterion Kino
October 24 /// Barcelona, Catalonia /// Cinemes Girona
October 24 /// Buenos Aires, Argentina /// Buenos Aires Mon Amour Cine
October 24 /// Girona, Catalonia /// Cinemes Girona
October 24 /// Taipei, Taiwan /// Golden Horse
October 24 /// Winnipeg, Canada /// Winnipeg Cinematheque
October 25 /// Ålesund, Norway /// Ålesund
October 25 /// Asker, Norway /// Asker
October 25 /// Askim, Norway /// Askim
October 25 /// Göteborg, Sweden /// Bio Roy
October 25 /// Halden, Norway /// Halden
October 25 /// Hønefoss, Norway /// Hønefoss
October 25 /// Horten, Norway /// Horten
October 25 /// Kristiansund, Norway /// Kristiansund
October 25 /// Malmö, Sweden /// Biograf Spegeln
October 25 /// Nymburk, Czech Republic /// Sokol
October 25 /// Stockholm, Sweden /// Bio Rio
October 25 /// Tromsø, Norway /// Verdensteatret
October 25 /// Verdal, Norway /// Verdal
October 27 /// Melbourne, Australia /// Centre for the Moving Image
October 30 /// Regina, Canada /// Regina Public Library
October 30 /// Victoria, Canada /// Cinecenta
October 31 /// Budapest, Hungary /// Muvesz Mozi
October 31 /// Valletta, Malta /// St. James Cavalier
October, TBA /// Rio de Janeiro, Brazil /// Festival do Rio
October, TBA /// Moscow, Russia /// 360° Film Festival
October, TBA /// Saint Petersburg, Russia /// Saint Petersburg Media Forum
October, TBA /// Istanbul, Turkey /// Istanbul Film Festival
October, TBA /// Ankara, Turkey /// presented by Istanbul Film Festival
October, TBA /// Izmir, Turkey /// presented by Istanbul Film Festival
November 1 /// Groningen, Netherlands /// RKZBios
November 5 /// Budapest, Hungary /// Taban Kinoteka
November 5-9 /// Reykjavík, Iceland /// Iceland Airwaves - Bio Paradís
November 7 /// Temuco, Chile /// Universidad de la Frontera
November 7 /// Ensenada, Mexico /// Autonomous University-UABC
November 7 /// Johannesburg, South Africa /// Bioscope
November 7 /// Kaunas, Lithuania /// Romuva
November 7 /// /// Thessaloniki, Greece Les Yper Yper
November 13 /// /// Maracaibo, Venezuela Teatro Baralt
November 14 /// Panamá, Panama /// Biomuseo
November 16 /// /// Querétaro, Mexico Cutout Festival
November 25 /// Guayaquil, Ecuador /// MAAC Cultura
November, TBA /// Bangkok, Thailand /// Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// Brocket, Canada /// Peigan Nation Reservation
November, TBA Manila, Philippines Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// /// Phnom Penh, Cambodia Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// Egypt /// Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// Indonesia /// Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// Malaysia /// Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// Myanmar /// Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// United Arab Emirates /// Science Film Festival 2014
November, TBA /// Vietnam /// Science Film Festival 2014
December 10 /// Ponta do Sol, Portugal /// Cine Sol
December 11 /// Budapest, Hungary /// Puskin Mozi