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
Monthly Archives: February 2007
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
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. [...]
“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 [...]
The article is written by Sam Davies. A review is coming in the next issue, out on March 13. Read more
“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
“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
“Kasper Collin’s haunting documentary…” Read more
“Kasper Collin’s excellent, sad documentary film is a tender and slightly unsettling love letter to iconic avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler.” The film is marked as a critics’ choice. Read more