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Monthly Archives: February 2007

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

FILM REVIEW IN TIME OUT (FEBRUARY 7-13 2007)

“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