Station to Station released on MUBI and in cinemas on same day
James R | On 24, Jun 2015
Station to Station will be released on MUBI on Friday 26th June, the same day as it hits cinemas.
The UK day-and-date release follows the film’s premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is a suitably innovative strategy for the experimental film. Directed by artist Doug Aitken, who won the International Prize – Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for his installation “electric earth, Station to Station consists of 62 one-minute films.
It follows the journey of a train designed as a kinetic light sculpture by Aitken, which travelled from New York to San Francisco in the summer of 2013. Over 24 days and across 10 stations, it set in motion a series of happenings, each unique to its location and mix of creative participants.
The film includes profiles, intimate conversations and performances, including Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert and Jackson Browne reflecting on the influence of the railroad on his music.
The result is a high-speed road trip through modern creativity, featuring an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, places and perspectives.
The film will be released in cinemas and on MUBI by Dogwoof from this Friday. MUBI is a curated VOD service that offers a different hand-picked film every day, with each title available to stream or download for 30 days. The site is available in over 200 territories around the globe. For a round-up of weekly new releases on MUBI, click here.
Here’s the trailer: