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LA WEEKLY SELECTED MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER AS THE WEEKS GO

LA Weekly selected the film as the weeks GO in their review section and SF Weekly called the film “the quintessential portrait of an artist who was ahead of his time”. San Francisco Bay Guardian had the film as its no 1 pick of the week (of all cultural events!). Sheri Linden wrote a nice review in Los [...]

VARIETY’S PHIL GALLO PRAISES MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

Variety’s associate editor Phil Gallo writes: “Ayler, is revealed as an artist of the highest degree, the rare musician whose playing reflected his soul. “My Name is Albert Ayler” reveals the unique manner with which he expressed himself and the humanity that went into his improvisations. It’s a gorgeous portrait” Read more

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER OPENS IN LOS ANGELES AND MORE

The film will do a four city screening tour in early March. Starting in Los Angeles on March 5 with a special screening at the HAMMER Museum and the Billy Wilder Theater, followed by a screening at The International House in Philadelphia (March 6), the films theatrical opening at Laemmle’s Grande 4-Plex in Downtown LA [...]

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER REVIEWED IN THE NATION

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The piece is written by Nick Stillman. Nick is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, who regularly contributes to both Artforum and The Nation. He is also managing editor of Bomb. 

ARTICLES IN MAGNET MAGAZINE AND JAZZ TIMES

The US music magazine Magnet published an article about the film including an interview with filmmaker Kasper Collin in their Winter 2008 issue. The author John Elsasser writes about the film as “a profound and inspiring film”. JazzTimes had a two page article in their December 2007 issue. The piece was written by Thomas Conrad [...]

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER LISTED AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST FILMS OF 2007 IN THE OBSERVER (UK)

The Observer’s film journalist Jason Solomons writes in an article published on November 25: “You may measure your year in shopping days until Christmas or weeks until the end of term but in the film industry, it’s all about awards season. And it starts now. … I find the Oscar nominations rarely represent the best [...]

RECOMMENDED BY VIGGO MORTENSEN

Not everyone knows that the actor Viggo Mortensen also runs a publishing company called Perceval Press. The film is under We Recommend. Read more

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER IN “DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR” AT LONDON’S ICA

The film will be shown as one of eight films in the series “Documentaries of the Year” at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The film screens three times at the ICA Cinema, Dec 22 6:45pm, Dec 27 8:45pm & Dec 29 9:00pm. Read more

SUCCESSFUL THEATRICAL PREMIERE IN NEW YORK

We want to say thanks to all of you who came to see the film during the week at Anthology Film Archives in New York, and you were many. Several of the nights were totally sold out. Filmmaker and producer Kasper Collin stayed in New York for the entire premiere run and besides the announced [...]

FILM REVIEWS IN VILLAGE VOICE & NEW YORK SUN

New York Sun writes: “Mr. Collin’s film skillfully engages the facts, personalities, and sounds of Ayler’s relentlessly visionary life with such an astute combination of ardent affection and sensitive journalistic equipoise that it puts most latter-day documentaries about cult musicians to shame.” And Village Voice says: “Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin’s melancholy, beautiful feature debut does [...]

FILM REVIEW IN THE NEW YORKER

“Collin’s documentary portrait of the great saxophonist, who died in 1970, evinces a remarkable sympathy with its subject and his art. … The stirring presence and fascinating anecdotes of such bandmates as the drummer Sunny Murray, the judicious, evocative use of archival footage of New York in the mid-sixties, and a generous helping of the [...]

CRITICS’ PICK IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER FILM OF THE DAY IN TIME OUT NEW YORK

The film was selected and listed as Film Of The Day for Friday Nov 9 2007. Published in Time Out New York, ISSUE 632, NOV 8-14, 2007.

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER OPENS FOR A NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE RUN ON NOVEMBER 8, 2007

My Name Is Albert Ayler will have its first New York screening when it opens for a New York City theatrical premiere run on November 8 at Anthology Film Archives. Thursday, November 8 through Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 %26 9:00. Additional screenings on Saturday and Sunday at 5:00. Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue [...]

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER WINS THE MAIN AWARD AT MUSIXINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FILM CONTEST

My Name Is Albert Ayler won the main award at the Musixine International Music Film Contest in Oulu, Finland. Ten new music films were selected for the competition and the Jury was led by Aida LiPera from Edinburgh International Film Festival. Jury’s description of the winner film: “A sensitive approach to the subject-matter and relationships [...]