Interstella 5555 Screening and Daft Punk Record Release Party.

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE.
Friday 24th May, from 9pm.

To celebrate the release of the new Daft Punk album Random Access Memories, Hackney Attic DJ and cinema staff member @offthecuth will be throwing a party and screening INTERSTELLA 5555, the fantastic anime visualisation of the band's award-winning 2001 Discovery album.

The Daft Party will start at 9.00pm in the gallery bar, followed by the film screening at 11.30pm. The party will feature DJ's from Hackney Attic's regular indie/pop night, Salt.Sweat.Sugar on the Dancefloor. who'll be playing the new album alongside
Daft Punk collaborators and influences before the screening.

Notes of the film

As a testimony to their constant need to push the boundaries, it was Daft Punk (Discovery, Homework) who approached Leiji Matsumoto, one of the living gods of Japanese animation, to collaborate on INTERSTELLA 5555. The result is an audacious, dizzying animated musical the likes of which you've never seen before.

The film tells the story of the abduction and rescue of a interstellar pop band. Four musicians from another galaxy are kidnapped by an evil music manager who wants to create the greatest band on Earth. The success of the band is instant, but the stars are robbed of their souls and must fight for their freedom. Completed after 28 months of intensive work, the film (from a script by Daft Punk and their friend and collaborator Cédric Hervet) mixes music and science fiction with the decadent world of showbusiness, and limousines with spaceships. Described by the band as a communication between cultures, it represents for them "one of our childhood dreams, which has now become a reality".

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