One-night-only screening of Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir: Neon Bible Archives
Miroir Noir: Neon Bible Archives is a new documentary about Arcade Fire. The film follows the Montreal rock band during the making of their 2007 album Neon Bible and subsequent tours, before the group won a Grammy Award for their 2010 album The Suburbs.
French-Canadian director Vincent Morisset (City and Colour’s “Sleeping Sickness”, Emilie Simon, Arcade Fire’s interactive Neon Bible, Sigur Rós) and Parisian cinematographer Vincent Moon (Burning documentary on Mogwai, music videos for R.E.M., the Ex, Sufjan Stevens and Xiu Xiu) put together the collage documentary, which also includes short films made on the road by the band.
Watch – Miroir Noir: Neon Bible Archives (trailer):
“Stylistically, Miroir Noir takes many of its cues from the 1998 Radiohead doc Meeting People is Easy, sharing that film’s love of off-the-cuff observations, multiple shooting formats, and abstract, fragmented editing. Whereas Meeting People is Easy at least had a tangible narrative thread… Miroir Noir is pretty much entirely a game of free-association, with the viewer left to connect the dots themselves.” - Interference