Watch a Trailer For of Montreal’s Feature Length Film

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 04.29.14 in News

Oscilloscope Laboratories has set June 24 as the digital release date of The Past is a Grotesque Animal, a Kickstarter-funded full-length documentary that focuses on of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes. Here’s the synopsis:

‘The Past is a Grotesque Animal’ is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist — of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes — whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question — is this really worth it?

Check out the film’s official trailer below, along with a complete rundown of screenings where we hope you will show up in full costume regalia like one of Barnes’s many glitter-dusted bandmates…

'The Past is a Grotesque Animal' poster

The Past is a Grotesque Animal screenings:
6/15 Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
6/16 Austin, TX – Alamo Ritz
6/19 Santa Fe, NM – CCA
6/19 San Diego, CA – Gaslamp
6/19 Sacramento, CA – Tower
6/19 Honolulu, HI – Ward
6/19 Fairfax, VA – Angelika Mosaic
6/19 Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center
6/19 Nashville, TN – Belcourt
6/19 Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
6/20 Ft. Wayne, IN – Cinema Center
6/20 San Francisco, CA – Roxie
6/20 New York, NY – IFC Center
6/20 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
6/20 Boston, MA – The Brattle
6/23 Chicago, IL – Music Box
6/25 Tucson, AZ – Loft
6/26 Los Angeles, CA – New Beverly
6/27 Athens, GA – Cine
6/27 Atlanta, GA – The Plaza