Tom Waits’ songs “Kommienezuspadt” and “Flowers Grave” off his 2002 album “Alice” are featured in a new animated film “Idiots and Angels.” It’s a provocative dark comedy by Academy Award nominated director Bill Plympton about a “selfish and morally bankrupt man” who wakes up with wings attached to his back. You can watch a trailer of the film here. Check for screenings here. Read More
Tom Waits is currently down in the crescent city of New Orleans recording a benefit track with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. It’s been a two year project by the legendary band intended to raise money for the historic French Quarter Hall and keep the rollicking big easy music tradition alive.
The prolific Mister Waits will also be recording a song for Anti’s volume 2 Sea Shanty record produced by Hal Wilner with an assortment of other musicians. Read More
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The Tom Waits song “Sins of My Father” from his 2004 album “Real Gone” will be featured in an intriguing new documentary called “Sins of My Father” out in late November. The film deals with a possible reconciliation between the sons of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the sons of some of Escobar’s victims. The film will premier at the IDFA Festival. For more info go here.
You can view a CNN interview with the film’s director Nicolas Entel here. Read More
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The US premier of Terry Gilliam’s much anticipated cinematic hallucination “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” featuring Tom Waits as the devil, will materialize on November 2nd in Los Angeles at the AFI Festival. The elaborate fantasy, about the leader of a traveling theater group who takes his audience on a mind-expanding exploration of their imaginations, stars the late Heath Ledger, whose role is also played at various times throughout the film by Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell. Also featured are Christopher Plummer and the before mentioned Tom Waits. The film will screen at the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. For more details go here. Read More