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Arcade Fire doc ‘The Reflektor Tapes’ premiering at 2015 Pop Montreal before North American release ++ fest’s full lineup

Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes

The 2015 edition of Pop Montreal is coming up in less than a month (September 16 – 20) and festival organizers have recently made a few additions to the already robust lineup. Perhaps most interesting is that Pop’s film fest will have the world premiere of director Kahlil Joseph’ Arcade Fire documentary The Reflektor Tapes which promises:

The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London. The Reflektor Tapes blends never-before-seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 15 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

That is just ahead of the film’s North American September 23 release date. It will be playing in NYC at Sunshine Cinema, BowTie Cinema Chelsea 9, East 86th St Cinema 4 in Manhattan and Williamsburg Cinema in Brooklyn. and tickets are on sale now for many of those screenings. You can watch the trailer for that below.

The full music lineup has been finalized and new additions include Seattle garage rock legends The Sonics, Doldrums, UK band All We Are, Prison Garde (the latest moniker of electronic musician Vaughn Robert Squire aka Sixtoo) and more. Other artists playing this year’s Pop Montreal include Built to Spill, Giorgio Moroder, The Cribs, Mikal Cronin, Godflesh, Will Butler, Babes in Toyland, Thurston Moore, Stars of the Lid, Cannibal Ox, Besnard Lakes (performing as a 17-piece “orchestra”), Viet Cont, The Orb, and more.

There are also lots of panel discussions and lectures happening via the Pop Symposium, including one with Canadian songwriter Andy Kim (the man behind The Archies’ “Sugar Sugar” and other bubblegum hits),

Festival passes and day passes are still available. Full Pop Montreal music and film lineups are listed below.

Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes

POP MONTREAL – 2015 LINEUP

AA Wallace
Absolutely Free
Achigan
Adam Strangler
Advaeta
AE Bridger
Afrikelektro
Alberta Crosss
Albert Hammond Jr
Alex Calder
Alexia Avina
Algodón Egipcio
All We Are
Anamai
Anatole
Ancient Ocean
Animalia
Animal Ethics
Anthrax
APigeon
Aralune
Archery Guild
Ariana Molly
Ariane Zita
Ariel
Arto Lindsay
Ashley Soft
Athensz
Mochilla
BA Johnston
Babes in Toyland
Barbara Lynn
Babysitter
The Backhomes
Badminton Racquet
Bad Nylon
Bantam Wing
Barrasso
The Barr Brothers
Bazarian
Beat Sexü
Beliefs
Better Person
The Besnard Lakes
The Beverleys
Bionic
Bizzhars
Blanka
Bile Sister
Black Asteroid ft
Blunt Chunks
Brazilian Money
Born Ruffians
Boha
Boyhood
Braids
Branko (Buraka Som Sistema)
Les Breastfeeders
Brendan Philip
Bronswick
Brothers got the Bends
Bud Rice
Bufflo
Built to Spill
Bully
The Burning Hell
By Divine Right
Cade
Cafe Lanai
The Cairo Gang
Caltâr Bateau
Calvin Love
Cannibal Ox
Caravane
Caveboy
Cedric Laurenty
CE Schneider Topical
The Chairman
Chairs
Charles Cozy
Cheap Wig
Chevalier Avant Garde
Choses Sauvages
Christina Vantzou
Chuggo
Clarke and the Himselfs
Clay and Friends
Clement Jacques
Coeur de Pirate
Commander Clark
Compton Chic
Consilience
Conrad Clifton
Corinna Rose
Corridor
Così e Così
Cory Kendrix
Country
Craqnuques
Crabe
The Cribs
Crosss
Crystal Eyes
CTZNSHP
Cande Laury Dance
Dany Laj and The Books
David R Elliot
Dead Beat Poet Society
Deamboy
Dear Denizen
Dearly Beloved
Debbie Tebbs
Decora
Delanoche
Delta Will
denitia and sene
The Diodes
DirtyOrgans
Dive Pool
DJ Brace
DJ Lykz
DJ Sportswear
DJ Streetnap
DJ Torquil Campbell
DJ Touski
DJ Victorafrika
Doldrums
Don Pyle
Dories
Each Other
Ecstatic Vision
Eddie Paul
Eleni Mandell
Empress Of
The Elwins
Etiquette
Excaliber
Fake Limbs
Fake Tears
Fanfaraï
Farao
Fashion Police
Fast Romantics
Felix Dyotte
FetNat
Fightface
Filly and The Flops
First You Get The Sugar
¡FLIST!
Foam
The Folk
For Esmee
Foxtrott
Fragile Feet
Francesco Yates
Frankie
Fredy V
Freelove Fenner
Freshard
Fresh Snow
The Frisky Kids
Fwonte
Gayance
Gazoline
Ghostkeeper
Girl Arm
Girls in Uniform
Giorgio Moroder
Godflesh
Good Bad Kid
Goodbye Honolulu
Gordie Lewis (of Teenage Head) featuring Dave Rave
Grand Lark
Grey Lands
Greys
Grosser
Hag Face
Hand Cream
Harryplustonio
Hartley C White
Hashed Out
Les Hay Babies
Heartless Bastards
HeartStreets
Heat
Heathers
Helen Simard
Hilotrons
Holy Ghosted
Homeshake
Hot Panda
Howlin’ Hound Dogs
HOWQUA
Hrair Hratchian
Hua Li
Human Human
Hvllowz
Il danse avec les genoux
In Hock
I Smell Blood
Ivory Hours
Jackie Gallant
Jai Nitai Lotus
James Benjamin
Jaunt
Jean Grae
Jef Barbara
Jessica Moss
Jerusalem in my Heart
Jess Glynne
Jesuslesfilles
Jjanice
Jib Kidder
Jilted X
JLK
Joana Serrat
Johnny de Courcy
John Jacob Magistery
Jonah Hache
Jon Cohen Experimental
Julie Matson
Junglepussy
Karen Fennel
Katie Moore
Kaytranada
Ken Lo
The Key Lites
Kitty
Daisy and Lewis
KROY
Kurvi Tasch
Lady
Lady Ace Boogie
LA Foster
Lakes of Canada
La Mano Peluda
Laser Background
Last Lizard
Le Youth
Lee Ranaldo
Lee Reed
Les Marinellis
Li’l Andy
Lil Buck Sinegal
Little Junior
Little You Little Me
LOC-NAR
The Lookout
Look Vibrant
Loosestrife
Louisahhh!!!
Luka
Lyric Michelle
Macka Diamond
MagicPerm
Mamavegas
Manners
MAP
Mardeen
Mark Mills The Marquis- Mary Ocher
Masalcism
Mavo
Maude
Mega Bog
Mello Mel
Micachu and The Shapes
Michael Feuerstack
Mikal Cronin
Mild High Club
Mitchel Bailey
Molly Sweeney
Mono No Aware
Moonsocket
Most People
Motherhood
Motörhead
Ms Holmes
Murder by Death
The Muscadettes
Myriem Saci
Nanimal
Nancy Pants
Nautiluss
Narcy
Neil Holyoak
Nennen
New Fries
Nick Diamonds of Islands
Nick Ferrio
Nick Persons
Nighttime
The Nils
No Aloha
Noko
The Noisy Locomotive
NoNegative
Nonprofit Band
OBGMs
OBN IIIs
Ohara
Orkestar Kriminal
Oktoplut
Old and Weird
OSIYM
The Orb
Organ Mood
Ought
Our Books and The Authors
Overnight
The Painters and Family Band
Pang Attack
Pascale Project
Pathway to Paris
with Thurston Moore
Anne Waldman and fast Speaking Music
Jessie Smith
Rebecca Foon
AroarA Bill Mckibben and more!
Panzer
Partner
Les Passagers
Patrick Mocan
Paul Jacobs
Peers
Pelvic Floor
People Pretend
Pet Sun
Philippe Noël
Pierre Kwenders
Po Lazarus
Police des Moeurs
Ponsolo and Ledisko
Pool Boy
Prinze George
Prismhouse
Prison Garde
Programm
Project Pablo
Prurient- Princess Eud and Ded Kra-Z
Psych-ich Lie Pushermat
Quaker Parents
Radiant Baby
Rakam
Rebecca West
Renny Wilson
River Tiber
Robotaki
Rosie Valland
Royal Canoe
The Royal Streets
Ruby The Hatchet
Ruth Garbus
The Salivation Army
Samito
Santiago Tavera
SaskPower
Saxsyndrum
Sergio Levels
Seven LC
Sexlife
Shaydakiss
Shash’U
She-Devils
Les ShrimpS
Sigh Down One
Simon Kearney
Slight
Smallfeet
She Smiffs
Smileswithteeth
Smizzy Hurricane
Smokes
Soft Cone
The Sonics
Squalor
stand GT
Stanley Brinks
Static Gold
Stars of the Lid
Steve Jr
Stranger Familiar
Stratejackets
Summer Cool Music
Summerset
Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart
Syngja
Tamara Sandor
Tapa Diarra et Diely Mori Tounkara
Technical Kidman
Telstar Drugs
Terrace
Tess Roby
Thanya Iyer
The Goods
Tasseomancy
Tim Hecker
Toastdawg Brazivilain II
Towanda
Tropic Harbour
Twin River
Ultimate Painting
UN
Un Blonde
UUBBUURRUU
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats
Vallens
The Vast
Viet Cong
Vieux Farka Toure
Vesuvio Solo
Vincent Appelby
Vinyl Williams
Volvox
Wake Island
Walla P and Mahdi
Walrus
The Walls Are Blonde
Wasiu
WCT
Weaves
Whitney K
WHOOP-Szo
Wifey
Will Butler
Windburn
Wish
Wizaard
Xarah Dion
Year of Glad
The Yips

POP MONTREAL – 2015 FILM LINEUP
A Poem Is a Naked Person (Les Blank USA, 1974/2015
90 min.)
The Beaver Trilogy Part IV (Brad Besser USA., 2015 82 min.)
The Cockpit (Sho Miyake Japan, 2014 65 min.)
Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes (Jean-François Sanz France, 2014 81 min.)
Hot Sugar’s Cold World (Adam Bhala Lough USA, 2015 85 min.)
Orion : The Man Who Would Be King (Jeanie Finlay UK, USA, 2015 88 min.)
Outfitumentary (K8 Hardy USA, 2010-2012 / 2015 90 min.)
Playback (Sho Miyake Japan, 2012 113 min.)
The Reflektor Tapes (Kahlil Joseph Canada, USA, UK, 2015 75 min.)
Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven USA, 1995 131 min.)

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