Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is a master of cinematic sound — this celebration is showing his finest moments…
Radiohead’s enigmatic guitarist Jonny Greenwood doesn’t just work with the legendary art-rock troupe (although since last year’s A Moon Shaped Pool that’s definitely been a focus). Greenwood’s also a talented composer and a cinematic visionary — this new series at the Watershed looks to shine a spotlight on his inimitable scores and lesser-known works.
The month-long series kick-starts Filmic, the cinema’s “annual look at the creative connections across music and film” in conjunction with Colston Hall and St. George’s.
The Oxford-born artist has worked extensively with vaunted auteur Paul Thomas Anderson over the years. The twosome first made their mark together on 2007’s There Will Be Blood—still regarded by many as their finest hour. This masterpiece is getting a special screening at Colston Hall on 7 February with a live score performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra.
As well as the stunning one-off show, the Watershed will be showcasing some of Greenwood’s other big-screen projects as part of their Sunday Brunches.
Greenwood and Anderson’s other collaborations include The Master (a decorated modern classic starring the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Thomas Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice—they’re to be screened on 18 and 26 February respectively. As well as the award bait, the pair teamed up on Junun.
Junun, which is showing on 5 February, chronicles a “musical odyssey” — Anderson’s film follows Greenwood as he makes an album (also called Junun) with Israel’s Shye Ben Tzur, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and India’s Rajasthan Express ensemble. It’s a riveting mesh of visual and sonic talents that simply cannot be missed.
Capping off the series are two of Greenwood’s non-Anderson projects. On 5 February there’ll be a showing of Norwegian Wood, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s celebrated novel of the same name, and Lynne Ramsay’s chilling We Need To Talk About Kevin hops up onto the silver screen again on 12 February.
Tickets for the screenings are sold separately—be sure to book quickly!
When: 5-26 February