Film: 20,000 Days on Earth

In 20,000 Days on Earth, Nick Cave, one of the most dynamic and inventive musicians that Rock & Roll has ever produced, gets an innovative, fascinating and unconventional “documentary” worthy of its su

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20,000 Days on Earth

In 20,000 Days on Earth, Nick Cave, one of the most dynamic and inventive musicians that Rock & Roll has ever produced, gets an innovative, fascinating and unconventional “documentary” worthy of its subject. The word is in quotations because filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard use Cave as a sort of untrustworthy narrator of his legacy: Does he really have his own museum archives? But he’s charming, articulate and inspiring about his need to create his artfully bluesy, soulful music, and his performances are superb. 


7 p.m. Monday. $7; $5 CAC members. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.