Friday, October 09, 2015

Two Trailers For "Junun" Arrive As Film Debuts on Mubi

...and just like that, barely a month after we even knew the thing existed,  a new film from Paul Thomas Anderson is available to stream over at

To celebrate this occasion, two trailers have been released in support of the film and accompanying album, which PTA said was due out next month in a brief Q&A following the film's screening at NYFF last night. (We'll post that Q&A if and when it becomes available; in the meantime, here's Mubi's Periscope of part of the talk.)

Both of these trailers give you some sense of the hypnotic nature of the music and world that the film captures. Check them out before heading over to Mubi to watch the full 54 minutes. Or you could go in cold. Arguments can be made for both.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

New PTA-Directed Joanna Newsom Video To Screen Theatrically This Month

Paul Thomas Anderson has quietly helmed another music video in support of Joanna Newsom's upcoming album Divers, and it is going to screen across the United States from October 16-22. The video is for the title track and, like PTA's video for Sapkanikan, it was filmed in New York City. However, instead of using bustling NYC streets for locales, this new video was reportedly shot in the studio of artist Kim Keever (via Pitchfork).

We will revisit this post with more information about the screenings as they become known.

In other news, three days until the world gets a hold of this...

UPDATE: Stereogum has a full list of participating movie theatres screening the video:

New York, NY @ IFC Center
Yonkers, NY@ Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
Huntington, NY@ Cinema Arts Centre
Los Angeles, CA @ The Cinefamily
Los Angeles, CA @ Ahrya Fine Arts
Pasadena, CA @ Laemmie Playouse 7
San Jose, CA @ Camera Cinemas
San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
San Luis Obispo, CA @ Palm Theatre
Grass Valley, CA @ Sutton Cinema
Grass Valley, CA @ Sierra Cinemas
Grass Valley, CA @ Del Oro Theatre
Nevada City, CA @ Magic Theatrea
Tucson, AZ @ Loft Cinema
Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse Littleton
Boulder, CO @ International Film Series, UC Boulder
Miami, FL @ O-Cinema
Boston, MA @ Coolidge Corner
Seattle, WA @ SIFF – Egyptian Theater
Bellingham, WA @ Pickford Film Center
Portland, OR @ Cinema 21
Eugene, OR @ Bijou Cinemas
Pittsburgh, PA @ Regency Square Theater
Ashburn, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse One Loudon
Winchester, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
Austin, TX@ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Village
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
Houston, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
Houston, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
Laredo, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Laredo
Lubbock, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
New Braunfels, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace
San Antonio, TX@ Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes
San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Park North
San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak
Kansas City, MO @ Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
Kalamazoo, MI @Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo
Columbia, SC @Nickelodeon Theatre
Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT @Salt Lake Film Society
Tulsa, OK @ Circle Cinema
Scottsbluff, NE @ Midwest Theater
Raleigh, NC @ Colony Theater
Winston-Salem, NC @ a/perture Cinema
Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
Chicago, IL @ Music Box Theatre
Champaign, IL @ Art Theatre Co-Op
Paducah, KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema
Arhus, Denmark @ Øst For Paradis
London, UK @ Rio Cinema
Munich, Germany @ Monopol

The video will also screen in the UK on October 27:

London, UK @ Clapham Picturehouse
London, UK @ East Dulwich Picturehouse and Cafe
London, UK @Greenwich Picturehouse
London, UK @ Hackney Picturehouse
London, UK @ Picturehouse Central
London, UK @ Ritzy Brixton
London, UK @ Stratford East Picturehouse
Bath, UK @ The Little Theatre Cinema
Bradford, UK @ Picturehouse at National Media Museum
Brighton, UK @ Duke’s at Komedia
Edinburgh, UK @ Cameo
Exeter, UK @ Exeter Picturehouse
Henley, UK @ Regal Picturehouse
Norwich, UK @ Cinema City
Liverpool, UK @ Picturehouse at FACT
Oxford, UK @ Phoenix Picturehouse
Southampton, UK @ Harbour Lights Picturehouse
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK @ Stratford-Upon-Avon Picturehouse
York, UK @ City Screen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Junun" Set For Rome Film Festival

Following its world premiere at the New York Film Festival next Thursday (and its streaming premiere on Mubi the day after), it looks like Paul Thomas Anderson's Junun is bound for the Rome Film Fesitval, which runs later next month, from October 16-24. Via ScreenDaily.

Thank you to Luca Ottocento for bringing this exciting news to us!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Junun" To Stream Exclusively On MUBI Starting October 9th

Variety reports that subscription based streaming platform MUBI has nabbed exclusive streaming rights for Paul Thomas Anderson's new 54-minute documentary Junun, and it will be available to watch following the film's bow at New York Film Festival on October 8th. For those who don't know, MUBI functions sort of as an online movie theatre, where 30 films are available to stream at one time, with one dropping off and another replacing it each day.

In the Variety piece, PTA is quoted as saying, "We’re huge fans of MUBI and wanted to be a part of what they do. Hopefully people will discover both the music that’s been made by Shye and Jonny and a great place to watch films." Notably, this is the most overt embrace PTA has ever publicly given to viewing films in a digital format. 

So there you have it. A new film from Paul Thomas Anderson will be ready to be seen by the general public in just two short weeks. Now would be a good time to stroll over to and consider subscribing.


Friday, August 21, 2015

New PTA Film, "Junun", To Premiere At NYFF

There's been a slight (and pretty cool) epidemic, as of late, of world class filmmakers slipping their movies completely under the radar until they are edited and finished and premiering at festivals (see: Noah Baumbach). The latest director to add to that list is one Paul Thomas Anderson whose mysterious India exploits with Jonny Greenwood were actually the fruits of his first-ever documentary.

That's right... PTA made a documentary! The film is called Junun and will premiere at the 53rd New York Film Festival in the Special Events category. It comes in just under an hour long and here's  NYFF website has to say about it:
Paul Thomas Anderson, USA, 2015, DCP, 54m
English, Hindu, Hebrew, and Urdu with English subtitles
Earlier this year, Paul Thomas Anderson joined his close friend and collaborator Jonny Greenwood on a trip to Rajasthan in northwest India, where they were hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, and he brought his camera with him. Their destination was the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, where Greenwood (with the help of Radiohead engineer Nigel Godrich) was recording an album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and an amazing group of musicians: Aamir Bhiyani, Soheb Bhiyani, Ajaj Damami, Sabir Damami, Hazmat, and Bhanwaru Khan on brass; Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki, and Chugge Khan on percussion; Zaki Ali Qawwal, Zakir Ali Qawwal, Afshana Khan, Razia Sultan, Gufran Ali, and Shazib Ali on vocals; and Dara Khan and Asin Khan on strings. The finished film, just under an hour, is pure magic. Junun lives and breathes music, music-making, and the close camaraderie of artistic collaboration. It’s a lovely impressionistic mosaic and a one-of-a-kind sonic experience: the music will blow your mind. World Premiere
Notably, as you'll see in the photographs in the above link in this post, PTA shot this one (at least in part) digitally. We can't wait to see what his first outing in that format yielded. With Pinocchio potentially getting underway soon, the fact that PTA has kept busy with this and the Joanna Newsom music video is very exciting. Stay tuned!

(Thanks to Joe for the heads up)

Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates 

(This was updated to reflect the film's running time as well as a fuller synopsis)


Monday, August 10, 2015

New PTA-Directed Music Video For Joanna Newsom Arrives

Paul Thomas Anderson has quietly directed a music video for a single off of his Inherent Vice star Joanna Newsom's new album Divers. The tune is called "Sapokanikan". Dig it!

Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates 

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Paul Thomas Anderson To Write Robert Downey Jr's Live-Action "Pinocchio" Film

BIG NEWS: Robert Downey Jr's long-gestating live-action Pinocchio reboot has landed a writer by the name of Paul Thomas Anderson, according to The Hollywood Reporter

THR also reports PTA could potentially be in line to direct the picture as well

Love or hate this idea, it could not be more out of left-field. As well as being a producer on the movie, Robert Downey Jr. has nabbed the role of Geppetto for himself. Beyond that, we have too many questions, so we will just wait for more details to arrive.

Stay tuned!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy 45th, PTA!

Here's wishing Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson a happy forty-fifth birthday from the team at C&RV. We owe you everything and then some, sir, and we sincerely hope this next year brings you wellness, joy, and (selfishly) productivity.

And here's an oldie-but-a-goodie:

CJ & Bryan, Cigarettes & Red Vines

Thursday, June 18, 2015

WATCH: 12-Minute Behind the Scenes Doc From The Set of Inherent Vice, "Chryskylodon Blues"

When we spoke with writer/director Laura Colella about her film Breakfast With Curtis, she told us that she had been tapped by Paul Thomas Anderson to shoot the behind-the-scenes material for Inherent Vice. But with the blu-ray release of Vice having come and gone with none of that footage included, we figured we would be left scratching our heads for the rest of our lives wondering what the hell that set actually looked like. Not so fast...

Laura Colella presents...... Chryskyolodon Blues

It's a spellbinding twelve-minute reel of Super 8 footage from the set of PTA's seventh feature film, scored to music from The Growlers (the band cast as The Boards in the movie) and audio passages from the novel. It is especially cool to watch PTA & co. set up shots that have gone on to become some of the more iconic of the movie, as well as shots that never made it into the movie.

Anyway. Less talky, more watchy. Click that link above and enjoy.

Very special thanks indeed to Laura Colella for bringing this to us to this morning!