Feist hits the big screen in new documentary

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The 34-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter known as Feist - her full name is Leslie Feist - is the subject of a new documentary, Look at What the Light Did Now. The film so far is coming to select screens in North America this fall, and plays at the Raindance Film Festival in London on October 3.

The feature documentary explores Feist's creative process, giving viewers a backstage pass to her work, her vision, and her relationships with collaborators such as Chilly Gonzales, Clea Minaker, Simone Rubi, Mary Rozzi, and Patrick Daughters. Shot in Super 8 and HDSR, the film features interviews, live performances, and scenes of the singer and her band recording in their studio in an old French mansion.

Feist's website states that the film is "one of those special music documentaries that has nothing to do with band politics or life stories, instead [focusing] purely on the creativity and passion that goes into giving the audience a memorable experience."

Also a member of indie outfit Broken Social Scene, Feist earned a Grammy Award nomination for her third full-length album, The Reminder, released in 2007. The album debuted at number 16 in the US Billboard chart and number two in Canada. It was the bestselling album of 2007 in the iTunes store and won Album of the Year at Canada's Juno Awards in 2008. She also took home four other Juno Awards that year, including Artist of the Year.

Look at What the Light Did Now, written and directed by Anthony Seck, premieres at the Film Pop Montreal festival on September 29. After it screens at London's Raindance Film Festival on October 3, it will play at select theaters, festivals, and museums in the US, including dates in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

For information about screening dates so far and to watch the film's trailer: http://www.listentofeist.com/lawtldn

 

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