It's now official. Jonathan Demme will direct a concert
film of cult artist Robyn Hitchcock performing in New York next month. Demme,
you might recall, directed the acclaimed Talking Heads film, Stop Making
Sense, as well as The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia.
We understand that Demme has been a Hitchcock fan for years. The film will be
out in '97, along with a soundtrack album. In addition to performing a mix of
older material and songs from his latest album, Moss Elixir, Hitchcock
plans to debut a bunch of new songs. And he just may be joined by some cool
guests, whose names we can't reveal quite yet. "This will hurl this cult artist
into a different realm," said a source who works with Hitchcock. "A whole new
audience will discover Robin through Demme's film. It's a wonderful thing."
Hitchcock begins a North American tour later this month. At the moment, the
first date is in Montreal on Oct. 24, but we understand that it could start
sooner than that.
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