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FKA twigs Signs On To Film 'Brighton Beach' + Screening Of 'Soundtrack 7' In Brooklyn

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FKA twigs is really getting into film. The British artist signed on to act in a new crime drama called Brighton Beach, named after the Brooklyn neighborhood. Giulio Marantonioof Kicks,Molly Conners, a producer of Birdman, andMichelle Boosowill produce Brighton Beach. The film will directed by David Gutnik, it'll be his directorial debut. Speaking of directorial debuts, twigs is set to release an “abstract autobiographical piece” she directed on August 3rd at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek. The 52-minute feature film is entitled Soundtrack 7 and consists of footage from a residency she did last year at the Manchester International Festival. If your in town get tickets here. The screening will also have a Q & A section with twigs.

BAM describes Soundtrack 7 as being:

Conceptualized as an abstract autobiographical piece, Soundtrack 7 includes performances set to “How’s That”, “Ultraviolet,” and “Good to Love” among others, and is bound together by a striking, repeated recitation of Thomas Wyatt’s poem “I Find No Peace” (an excerpt from which opened twigs’ critically acclaimed LP1). Emphasizing the grit and physicality of dance, twigs describes her latest project as “flesh, sweat, feeling, muscle, and a live movement, no air brushing, no frills.”

Although FKA twigs has directed music videos and shorter projects like this one for Calvin Klein and a short film she wrote and directed called M3ll155x, this is her first go at a feature length project. M3ll155x, also the name of her EP, will also be shown at the BAMcinématek screening, you can watch it below.

FKA twigs Tour Dates:

July 23rd @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival, Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

August 12, 2016 @ Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland

September 22, 2016 @ Symbiosis Gathering, Oakdale, CA

H/T: Shadow and Act