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5 OUT OF 5 STARS TO MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

Friday August 10 the film had its Portugese premiere in Lisbon. The film was reviewed in the major daily newspaper Publico. Review will be posted shortly.

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE (2)

Online film clips has been published on the website for the Melbourne International Film Festival with audience reactions after the Australian premiere screening of My Name Is Albert Ayler. See more

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

My Name Is Albert Ayler will have its Australian premiere at the 56th Melbourne International Film Festival (July 25 - August 12, 2007). Read more. 

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER OPENS AT THE NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM IN BRADFORD, UK, FRIDAY APRIL 20

The film will be screened daily until Sunday April 22. National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD11NQ. Box Office: 0870 70 10 200.

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER OPENS AT THE RITZY PICTUREHOUSE CINEMA IN LONDON, FRIDAY APRIL 13

The film will be screened daily until Thursday April 19. See link below for more info. Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG. Nearest tube: Brixton (Victoria Line). Tickets: 08707 55 00 62, ritzy@picturehouses.co.uk

EXCELLENT REVIEW IN SIGHT & SOUND (APRIL 2007)

“something of a triumph … manages to bring its austere subject alive, turning Ayler’s short, turbulent life into a compelling narrative. … eventually turns into a discourse on freedom - freedom to move beyond segregation, convention, racial stereotyping and the marketplace. It also shows that, underneath the brash, proto-punk tone of Ayler’s saxophone, there was [...]

ALL SCREENINGS SOLD OUT THE FIRST WEEK AT THE ICA CINEMA IN LONDON

The film is now booked for an extended run starting on Sunday February 25 and ending on Thursday March 8. ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH. Nearest tubes: Piccadilly/Charing Cross. Box Office: 020 7930 3647, www.ica.org.uk

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER IS LISTED AS A CRITICS’ CHOICE IN TIME OUT’S FILM REVIEW SECTION

Two times now in February the film was selected as one of the nine films in Time Out London’s Critics’ Choice listing  (Feb 8 - 13 and 21 - 28). Read more

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER LISTED IN THE INDEPENDENT’S FIVE BEST FILMS SECTION

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BBC LONDON, THE ROBERT ELMS SHOW, FEBRUARY 8 2007

The Observer’s film critic Jason Solomons talks about Albert Ayler and the film with Robert Elms as an introduction to an interview with the Swedish director and producer Kasper Collin. 
“JS: I will tell you about a film that I think is a faboulus film.
RE: So do I. 
JS: It’s on at the ICA this week only. [...]

FILM REVIEW ON THE BRITISH DOCUMENTARY WEBSITE

“Thanks largely to the wonderful use of lost footage and old audio interviews, as well as the many interviews with family and friends; My Name is Albert Ayler is a compelling and fascinating portrait of an inspired and at times troubled man. A keenly crafted and moving tribute, cogently illustrating the depth and reach of [...]

ARTICLE ABOUT MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER IN THE MARCH ISSUE OF SIGHT & SOUND

The article is written by Sam Davies. A review is coming in the next issue, out on March 13. Read more

FILM REVIEW IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK, FEB 9)

“A loving and elegantly crafted documentary that charts the saxophonist’s commitment to his art, often in the face of dire poverty … His music, which this film will make you wish to run out and hear, is the sound of a pack of lions unleashed.” Read more

FILM REVIEW ON CHANNEL 4 FILM (UK, FEB 9)

“Collin’s moving tribute proves the power of simple storytelling and understatement while helping us hear Ayler’s extraordinary music with fresh ears.” Read more

FILM REVIEW IN THE INDEPENDENT (UK, FEB 9)

“Kasper Collin’s haunting documentary…” Read more