The 2019 documentary film A Dog Called Money will be screened at The Woodward Theater next month.
The movie, which chronicles the extensive and unique creative process behind acclaimed British singer/songwriter PJ Harvey's 2016 album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, will be shown on April 14 at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are available now for $10.
In the lead up to the album, Harvey traveled with photojournalist (and A Dog Called Money's director) Seamus Murphy while he was reporting in Washington DC, Afghanistan and Kosovo. With lyrics inspired by the journeys, Harvey then set about writing and recording the album, turning the experience into an art installation — described as a "live sound-sculpture" — called Recording in Process. Harvey and her team (including regular collaborators Flood and John Parish) worked on the album at the Somerset House in London and visitors could watch them record through one-way glass.
"By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music, and, ultimately, cinema," a. press release for the film states.