Mitski Announces The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We Music & Film Double Features:
Early Album Listening Paired with a Film Selected by Mitski; 7th & 14th September in Select International Cities
New Album Out 15th September on Dead Oceans
Mitski announces a series of music and film double features taking place next week on 7th September in support of her new album, The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We, out 15th September on Dead Oceans. These events will be presented in movie theatres in eight international cities, including Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nashville, Sydney, and New York — plus one planetarium in Tokyo, Japan — with the US events co-presented by Spotify. Fans will be given the opportunity to gather together in an intimate setting to listen to The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We early and in its entirety, followed by a screening of a film selected by Mitski. Please note – this is not a performance, and Mitski will not be in attendance.
Films include Days of Heaven (dir. Terrence Malick, 1978), Desert Hearts (dir. Donna Deitch, 1986), Drugstore Cowboy (dir. Gus Van Sant, 1989), and La Strada (dir. Federico Fellini, 1954).
Japan’s event will take place on 14th September at Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya and will pair images of the night sky as attendees listen to the album.
At each event, attendees will receive a limited-edition poster created exclusively for the series.
For tickets and more information, visit https://mitski.com/.
The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We Music & Film Double Features
Early Album Listening Paired with a Film Selected by Mitski
All Events on Thursday, 7th September, 2023
Chicago, IL @ Davis Theater [Drugstore Cowboy]
Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre [La Strada]
Los Angeles, CA @ Brain Dead Studios Fairfax [Days of Heaven]
Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theatre [Drugstore Cowboy]
New York, NY @ Village East by Angelika [Desert Hearts]
London, UK @ Everyman Screen on the Green [Desert Hearts]
Sydney, AU @ Ritz Cinemas [Days of Heaven]
Melbourne, AU @ Lido Cinemas [Days of Heaven]
Tokyo Planetarium Album Listening Experience
Thursday, 14th September @ Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya
The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We repeatedly offers the same hypothesis. Without love, is there anyone here? Love is always radical, which means that it always disrupts, which means that it always takes work to receive it. The album is full of the ache of grown-up, seemingly mundane heartbreaks and joys that are often unsung but feel enormous. From the bottom of a glass, to a driveway slushy with memory and snow, to a freight train barreling through the Midwest, and all the way to the moon, it feels like everything and everyone is crying out, screaming in pain, arching towards love. On The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We, love is time-traveling to bless our tender days, like the light from a distant star. This land, which already feels inhospitable to so many of its inhabitants, is about to feel hopelessly torn and tossed again – at times, devoid of love. This album offers the anodyne.