Andrew Dominik’s “One More Time With Feeling” originally began as a performance-based concept film centered around the making of a brand new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, but it evolved into something much more complex and emotional. Dominik and Cave eventually sought to dive more deeply into the personal backdrop of the writing and recording of the album, one that was marked by intense personal tragedy, as Cave had recently lost his young son when the film went into production.
As our Ben Croll explained in his Venice review of the film, “Understandably, the singer didn’t want to tap that raw nerve with every Tom, Dick and Harry doing press rounds, so instead he tapped friend and collaborator Andrew Dominik (Cave wrote the score to ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’) to wrangle some kind of promo doc-cum-earnest exploration, and to improvise it all on the fly.” For fans of both Cave and Dominik, it’s a true must-see, an intimate, intense, and very personal documentary about life, death, and loss.
“One More Time With Feeling” was first released in September as a one-night-only event, playing at various theaters the night before the new album, “Skeleton Tree,” was released, but the film is now returning for a new limited release.
The film was shot in black-and-white and color, in both 3D and 2D, adding an interesting technical twist to what is already a wonderfully unexpected achievement. In preparation for its new release, we’re pleased to present an exclusive — and appropriately moving — clip from the film. You can check it out below.
“One More Time With Feeling” returns to select theaters this Thursday, December 1. You can find the full list of venues right here.