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Watch: Put on ‘The Reflektor Tapes’ in Exhilarating Trailer for Arcade Fire Music Doc

Watch: Put on 'The Reflektor Tapes' in Exhilarating Trailer for Arcade Fire Music Doc

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Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album, “Reflektor,” launched in October 2013 and saw the band ambitiously experimenting with new sounds (particularly Haitian rara music) and marketing strategies (the guerrilla ad campaign included a mock band called The Reflektors). Filmmaker Kahlil Joseph, who won the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films, followed the band as they found the origins of the album in Jamaica, composed the music and lyrics in various recording studios and opened up their massive arena tour in Los Angeles, and he’s put all of the footage together for “The Reflektor Tapes.”

In what looks to be a dazzling collage of concert footage, recording footage, digital video and analog film, “The Reflektor Tapes” should be to documentaries what “Reflektor” was to Arcade Fire’s discography: Wildly unorthodox and exhilaratingly experimental.

The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the TIFF Docs section and will hit theaters September 24. 

READ MORE: Watch: ‘The Reflektor Tapes’ First Look Has Arcade Fire Exploring the Meaning in Music

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