The announcement came with an eight minute preview of the film set to their song Porno off of 2013’s Reflektor. We get an intimate look at the band’s time spent in Haiti as well as the carnival atmosphere of the country, which seems to have influenced much of the album.
The film promises to give us a look inside Arcade Fire’s 2014 Reflektor Tour, with concert recordings and behind the scenes footage. In the preview we catch glimpses of the band’s energetic performances, which are in no short supply of giant papier-mache heads, mirror suits, and instrument destruction.
The Reflektor Tapes is being directed by LA based film maker Kahlil Joseph. Joseph has worked with some incredibly influential names in music, such as Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. His critically acclaimed short film Until the Quiet Comes for Flying Lotus won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2012.
Regarding the film, Arcade Fire said: “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.”
Right now, we can’t be sure what exactly the documentary will show us. But with such an accomplished director at the helm, it is exciting to imagine how Arcade Fire’s eccentric personality will come to life on the big screen.
The Reflektor Tapes will be showing in cinemas worldwide on September 24th for a limited time only.