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MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER AT ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

My Name Is Albert Ayler, the celebrated film by the Swedish filmmaker and producer Kasper Collin, will be screened at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival in December 2011 in Minehead, England. Kasper Collin is invited to introduce the film and to do a Q&A.

My Name Is Albert Ayler has been chosen by Caribou that co-curates the festival with Battles and Les Savy Fav. The festival includes performances by Theo Parrish, Caribou, Kieran Hebden, The Battles, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Ex with Getatchew Mekurya, Omar Souleyman No Age, The Psychic Paramount, Silver Apples and more.

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER INSPIRES SWEDISH INDIE POP STAR

According to P3 Swedish Radio’s Musikguiden Andreas Mattsson wrote his new song “AA” after having watched Kasper Collin’s documentary My Name Is Albert Ayler.

Andreas Mattsson is known from the indie pop group Popsicle.

ALBERT AYLER FILM AT CALARTS IN LA

The film My Name Is Albert Ayler by Swedish filmmaker and producer Kasper Collin will be screened at California Institute of The Arts on Friday March 25th. The screening is presented by filmmaker Billy Woodberry. Among others Billy has made the film Bless Their Little Hearts. Since 1989 he teaches at CalArts.

On April 5th the Albert Ayler documentary will be screened in Berlin as part of the Musik Film Marathon festival.

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER IN THE NEW YORKER

Richard Brody blogs on My Name Is Albert Ayler in The New Yorker today.

Richard’s original review of the film can be read here.

And here is a blog post from September 2010 that we have missed to mention earlier.

ALBERT AYLER FILM AT MAYSLES CINEMA IN NEW YORK JAN 19TH AND 20TH

My Name is Albert Ayler will be screened at Maysles Cinema in Harlem this week. Don’t miss this if you’re in New York!

The movie theater opened by legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles in his Harlem building some years ago.

January 19th and 20th at 7.30pm.

Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin who for some time has been staying in Harlem will be present for a Q&A on the 20th.

Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue, between 127th & 128th, tel: 212 582 6050

Other upcoming screenings are California State University in Chico on February 8 and an encore showing at Cleveland Art Museum on March 16.

AYLER FILM IN COLOGNE

The Albert Ayler documentary to be screened at Museum Ludwig in Cologne on August 27. Screening starts at 9 pm. The film’s director and producer Kasper Collin will be present to talk about the making of the film after the screening. Read more here.

“SURELY ONE OF THE GREATEST OF JAZZ DOCUMENTARIES”

My Name Is Albert Ayler gets a four out of four stars review in The Buffalo News. The review is written by the papers arts editor Jeff Simon. ”This is a profoundly moving jazz film” he writes. He also calls the film ”surely one of the greatest of jazz documentaries”. The full page review was published on February 13, 2009. The reason was the Swedish produced film’s Buffalo premiere screening at Hallwalls. Read more here.

AYLER FILM AT WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

My Name Is Albert Ayler will be screened at Wexner Center for the Arts on January 10. It is screened as one of four films in their series New Documentary. The other three documentaries are Stranded, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine and Beautiful Losers. 

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER THIRD BEST FILM OF 2008

San Francisco Bay Guardian film critic and writer Max Goldberg put the Swedish feature documentary My Name Is Albert Ayler as number three in his list over the ten best films of 2008. The list was published in SF360, San Francisco Film Society’s and IndieWIRE’S co-publishing venture. This is the complete list (11 films actually…): 1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, Roumania) 2. Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan/France) 3. My Name is Albert Ayler (Kasper Collin, Sweden) 4. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, Canada) 5. The Last Mistress (Catherine Breillat, France/Italy) 6. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, Sweden) 7. Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, France/USA) 8. Still Life (Jia Zhang-ke, China/Hong Kong) 9. Trouble the Water (Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, USA) 10. Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (Matt Wolf, USA) 11. The Witnesses (André Téchiné, France)

Here are links to Max Goldberg’s reviews of My Name Is Albert Ayler in San Francisco Bay Guardian and Flavourpill.

AYLER FILM AT MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL AND CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

On Sunday September 21 My Name Is Albert Ayler will be screened as part of the legendary Monterey International Jazz Festival. This is the 51st edition of the festival which is said to be the oldest jazz festival in the world. The Swedish filmmaker and producer Kasper Collin will attend the festival and participate in a post screening Q&A session. 

On September 28 there will be an Alberta premiere screening at the Calgary International Film Festival. A My Name Is Albert Ayler After Party & the festival awards presentation will take place later that evening. From the festivals website: My Name Is Albert Ayler After Party & Awards Presentation. Informal CIFF Wrap Party & Awards Announcement at Escoba. Admission: VIPs and Albert Ayler patrons

HAS IGGY POP SEEN MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER?

Someone forwarded this intriguing quote from an interview with The Minutemen’s and The Stooges’ bass player Mike Watt: “…Iggy just called me on Thanksgiving and wanted to talk about Coltrane because that movie on Albert Ayler was out…” Read the whole article here.

Rock musicians we for sure know have seen the film are among others Tom Verlaine (in New York) and  Will Oldham a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Billy (in SF). The films’s director Kasper Collin was approached by a smiling Tom after a screening in New York but never had a chance to speak with Will in SF. Friends reported that Will totally loved the film.

PIECE ON AYLER FILM IN NPR’S WEEKEND EDITION

Finally back after summer holiday. 

The film’s producer and director Kasper Collin has been in Oulu Finland participating in the Jury for the MusiXine International Music Film Contest. The other members of this years Jury was Ulla Simonen (film producer and former consultant for shorts and documentaries at AVEK) and John Caulkins (founder and director of Music on Film - Film on Music (MOFFOM) festival in Prague).

We missed to post this earlier. NPR aired a piece on Ayler and the film in their Weekend Edition on June 7. The piece, called Albert Ayler’s Fiery Sax, Now on Filmwas made by Howard Mandel.

CRITICS’ PICK IN NASHVILLE, UPCOMING SCREENINGS IN PERTH, AUCKLAND, CLEVELAND

The film is for the moment having a run in Nashville at the Belcourt Theatre. It is shown Tuesday June 24 to Sunday June 29 as part of their Summer Doc Block series. See here for more info on exact showtimes. In todays Nasville Scene’s Critics’ Picks Jim Ridley calls the film a ”must-see”. See under Friday 6/27. And here is a review from the same paper.

There will be a New Zeeland premiere at the Auckland International Film Festival and Wellington Film Festival in July. See here for more info.

The film premiered in Australia last August at Melbourne International Film Festival and is now returning to Australia as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. See here for more info. Both Perth and Auckland have great programmes this year.

In November last year there were premiere screenings in Albert’s hometown Cleveland. The film was then shown at the Cleveland Cinematheque. On July 18 the film is returning for a screening at the Cleveland Art Museum. See more here. Listen to an interview at WCPN, Cleveland’s National Public Radio affiliate, with the films director Kasper Collin.

DJ LEGEND GILLES PETERSON ABOUT MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

We missed to post this before, Gilles Peterson blogs on the film. “I woke up this morning thinking about this film…” Read more

BACK IN NEW YORK CITY BY POPULAR DEMAND!

From Anthology Film Archives website: “Back by popular demand! Anthology heeds the call! Kasper Collin’s invaluable documentary on Albert Ayler was a major success when it had its New York theatrical premiere run here late last year. Now it’s back for five days of encore screenings.”

The New Yorker review by Richard Brody from November last year was published again in their April 16-22 issue. Time Out listed the film as a recommended movie and New York Magazine highlighted it with a picture and review. Richard Brody also wrote about the film in the New Yorker’s Goings On blog on April 17.