VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

SONIC YOUTH: SLEEPING NIGHTS AWAKE

V' 08

SONIC YOUTH: SLEEPING NIGHTS AWAKE

Michael Albright
USA, 2006
Documentaries, 84min, OF

SONIC YOUTH: SLEEPING NIGHTS AWAKE

Michael Albright
USA, 2006
Documentaries, 84min, OF

Screenplay: 
Michael Albright
Sound: 
Ali Alonso
Noah Conrath
Danielle Hauser
Charlie Hayes
Ben Kolton
Allana Noyes
Nathan Lower
Camera: 
Ali Alonso
Noah Conrath
Danielle Hauser
Charlie Hayes
Ben Kolton
Allana Noyes
Nathan Lower
Editor: 
Michael Albright
Composer: 
Sonic Youth

Production: 
Project Moonshine 316 California Ave #555 Reno, NV 89509, USA T 775 560 326 michael.albright@projectmoonshine.org
World Sales: 
Project Moonshine 316 California Ave #555 Reno, NV 89509, USA T 775 560 326 michael.albright@projectmoonshine.org
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Black/White

When filmmaker Michael Albright returned to his hometown of Reno, Nevada, following a stint working under legendary documentarian Albert Maysles in New York City, he found himself casting about for something creative to do. Albright - along with seven untested kids from the Reno-area high school - has crafted one of the most intimate and aesthetically pure rock 'n' roll documentaries to come out in years: Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake. Filmed over the course of exactly one day during the NYC No Wave legends' gig in Reno on July 4, 2006, Sleeping Nights Awake is the first film from «Project Moonshine», a nonprofit organization Albright founded «to teach filmmaking skills to teenagers by providing opportunities to document important events happening in their community». (Marc Savlov)