PRESENTED BY VICE RECORDS AND STRIDE GALLERY
FILM SCREENING: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007, MIDNIGHT
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
1004 MACLEOD TRAIL S.E., CALGARY, ALBERTA
On Thursday, June 28, 2007 – The Stride Art Gallery Association hosted a special one-night screening of Daft Punk’s Electroma in conjunction with Calgary’s Sled Island Festival and Vice Records.
A silent feature-length film that made its international debut at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Electroma will interest Daft Punk fans and film enthusiasts alike. A departure from the usual cinematic experience, Electroma captures images and scenes with specific detail. Each scene can be viewed independently, likening the experience to the viewing of an art exhibit, or the recollection of one’s own memories. With its breathtaking cinematography, innovative filming techniques, and above all its underlying search for humanity within a dystopian environment, Daft Punk have delivered a film that finds a common thread with their previous work while exploring new horizons as directors of their first feature film.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, also known as Daft Punk, have created some of the most infectious and uncompromising music of their generation. Renowned for their innovative use of visuals, the videos for their first album Homework were directed by cult directors, including Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. Their second album Discovery was conceived as the soundtrack to the anime film Interstella 5555, which they wrote and produced, in collaboration with Japanese artist Leiji Matsumoto. In 2005 they founded a film production company, Daft Arts, with Los Angeles-based produced Paul Hahn and editor Cedric Hervet. Bangalter and de Homem-Christo directed music videos for their songs “Robot Rock” and “Technologic”, the latter of which was honored with an MVPA nomination for Best Electronic Music Video of the Year.