Low documentary screening at 2013 MSPIFF

Low getting stopped in the border in their "Canada" clip.
Low getting stopped in the border in their "Canada" clip.

The Low Movie (How to Quit Smoking) is part of this year's running of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and the band is coming back to town to celebrate its release here. The event caps what is fixing to be a banner year for Low, following the recent release of their latest studio album, masterful The Invisible Way.

The 70-minute film, directed by accomplished music video creator Phil Harder (Jayhawks, Prince, Foo Fighters, etc.), traces the Duluth-based band's 20-year career and follows his work on several Low videos -- including 1994's "Words," 1995's "Shame," 1996's "Over the Ocean," 2002's "Canada," and 2005's "Monkey." The movie -- which appears to be an excellent companion to 2008's You May Need a Murderer -- incorporates all of Harder's 16mm negatives, and features many outtakes never seen anywhere.

See Also:
Low at Fitzgerald Theater, 3/23/13
Low's road to The Invisible Way: The influential Minnesota band release a milestone 10th full-length studio album

Low will perform at the Aster Cafe River Room after the film's April 12 screening at the nearby St. Anthony Main Theatre. For those who can't make that date, the film will also screen on April 20.

Here are Harder's videos with Low:

"Over the Ocean"

The showing comes as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, which runs April 11-28, and features more than 200 submissions.

Tickets for the performance and the screening on April 12 cost a total of $24 ($12 for film-only tickets). Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul members can pick them up on April 1, and the public can purchase on April 4. Get tickets here.

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