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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]