COURTNEY BARNETT Feature documentary ANONYMOUS CLUB to screen in cinemas nationally from March 17 Things Take Time, Take Time Australian tour on-sale now!

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Still from ANONYMOUS CLUB

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“Her most intimate to date… There’s truly nothing Courtney Barnett can’t do.” – triple j

“Worth waiting for, waiting for.” – Uncut, 9/10

“Her brilliant third album, Things Time Time, Take Time, is her most reserved and thoughtful yet, full of everyday observation and wry wisdom — it grows slowly, but pay attention and you’ll grow with it” – 
Rolling Stone

“For a record about captive states- isolation, anxiety, romantic hope – Things Take Time, Take Time knows how to move.” 
– Mojo, ★★★★

“Things Take Time, Take Time is a quietly radical next step for the acclaimed alternative-rock singer and guitarist. The 10 songs, notable for their hand-made textures and evocative detail, have an intimate, sustained mood.” – The Age / Sydney Morning Herald

“A study both of the simple certainties of life and the big thing that comes after it. But in Barnett’s hands, death is not something to fear; merely something else to ponder every now and again, no bigger or more important than love or nature or parenthood or faith.” – The New York Times

“Barnett, known for her insightful, poetic lyrics and almost dead-pan performance style, is a modern-day Americana star. In the lineage of Patti Smith or Iggy Pop, Barnett captivates like a spell” – American Songwriter

“A newfound peak from an artist that will never stop furthering herself musically and personally.”
– Pilerats

“Her most adventurous body of work yet, Things Take Time, Take Time, marks a new chapter for Barnett. An introspective and intimate release, the record documents her musings on love, patience, healing, and self-discovery.” – Beat Magazine

“Barnett’s return is characterised by her much-prized candour, as she refines her ability to take a slice out of the best and worst parts of life and offer it up to listeners on a silver platter of indie glory.” – Blunt Magazine

“An album appreciating the little things – trees sprouting leaves, phone calls, late-night ruminations – which, inevitably, turn into the big things: gratitude, friendship, love.” – MTV

ANONYMOUS CLUB, the feature documentary from Danny Cohen that pulls back the curtain on  enigmatic singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, will screen in cinemas across Australia from Thursday  March 17. This follows the news that ANONYMOUS CLUB will have its international premiere at the  prestigious SXSW Film Festival, Austin, Texas from March 11-19, 2022.

ANONYMOUS CLUB is the antithesis of a rock biography. With unprecedented, intimate access to  the private life of Courtney Barnett, this innovative and stylised 16mm feature documentary follows  a paradoxically introverted performer and anti-influencer, who, at the height of success, is ready to  walk away. Three years in the making, and all shot on 16mm film, Danny Cohen’s feature  documentary reveals a woman who finds power in sharing her vulnerability. Recording her  innermost thoughts on a dictaphone, Courtney begins her slow acceptance of Danny Cohen’s  camera. This unique filming process mirrors Courtney’s gradual search for purpose and emergence  as an artist embracing her place in the world.

ANONYMOUS CLUB had its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2021,  and went on to screen at the Sydney Film Festival, Cinefest Oz and Brisbane International Film  Festival. Audiences around Australia, will have the chance to see this compelling and cinematic documentary on the big screen when its theatrical season commences on March 17.

Writer/director Danny Cohen comments “After three years on (and off) the road, and a blurry few  months in the edit suite with legendary editor Ben Hall, it’s wild to think that piece by piece, I’ve  documented a story; one of a searching woman, of tremendous personal growth, and limitless  talent. I’ll be forever grateful to Courtney for this experience, and I’m looking forward to sharing the  film with audiences here in Australia and internationally.”

Producers Philippa Campey and Samantha Dinning add “It’s been such a joy and privilege to work  with Danny on this beautifully filmed, and thoughtfully considered feature doc. Danny’s creative  collaboration with Courtney – one of our brightest and most inspiring musicians – is unique. She’s an  everyday person living an extraordinary life, and Danny’s ability to bring the intimacy of their  creative friendship to the big screen offers insights and reflections for us all.” 

Executive producer Sue Maslin comments “This film will of course delight Courtney‘s fans but it  offers so much more than her extraordinary music. She takes us on a journey through a confusing  and at times dark period in her life where she ultimately finds a sense of purpose in her creativity – even if she hasn’t worked everything out! We have all been through bumpy times over the past  couple of years and her story is a tonic, told with the honesty and humour we could all use a bit  more of right now”.  

The March release of ANONYMOUS CLUB coincides with Courtney Barnett’s Australian tour dates in  support of her recently released album Things Take Time, Take Time.

Things Take Time, Take Time tour tickets on-sale now via frontiertouring.com/courtneybarnett
Buy / Stream Things Take Time, Take Time via https://courtney-barnett.ffm.to/ttt-tt

Watch: Courtney Barnett – ANONYMOUS CLUB (Official Trailer)

ANONYMOUS CLUB is written and directed by Danny Cohen, produced by Philippa Campey and Samantha Dinning, edited by Ben Hall, with a score by Courtney Barnett and Stella Mozgawa.

ANONYMOUS CLUB is being distributed in Australia by Film Art Media, while Berlin-based specialist feature doc sales agent Monoduo Films is handling the rest of the world. Acclaimed distributor Oscilloscope Films, established by the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch in 2008, is looking after North American distribution.

Duration: 83 minutes | Classification: M 

SCREENING LOCATIONS:

NSW: Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, Ritz Randwick, Palace Byron Bay, Civic Newcastle |
VIC: Classic Elsternwick, Lido Hawthorn, Cinema Nova, Cameo Belgrave, Palace Pentridge, Palace Kino, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, Theatre Royal Castlemaine, Sun Theatre, Thornbury Picture House | QLD: Palace Barracks | ACT: Palace Electric | SA: Palace Nova East End | WA: Luna Palace | TAS: State Theatre Hobart

COURTNEY BARNETT  – THINGS TAKE TIME, TAKE TIME TOUR 
AUSTRALIA – MARCH 2022
With special guest Alice Skye
Presented by Chugg Entertainment, Frontier Touring, Penny Drop and Village Sounds

Thursday 10 March – The Astor | Perth, WA
All Ages

Thursday 17 March – SOLD OUT
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
18+

Friday 18 March 
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
18+

Friday 25 March
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW

18+

Saturday 26 March 
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
18+

Tickets on-sale now via frontiertouring.com/courtneybarnett

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

WOMADelaide 2022, March 11 – 14 Adelaide Botanic Park
Tickets via www.womadelaide.com.au

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