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Pink Floyd scored "Stoners" movie European premiere Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 10 January 2005

The Pink Floyd scored movie "Stoners" finally gets its European Premiere next month, when Sci-Fi London4, the International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film airs the film on Thursday February 3rd.

The Canadian production represents the first time Pink Floyd has provided an entire album from their anthology for a film since their 1982 cult classic, The Wall. The soundtrack for Stoners comes entirely from The Division Bell, and the band has provided music rights for the worldwide festival circuit.

This experimental documentary uncovers the secretive world of “The Stone”, an enigmatic puzzle Internet game launched in 1998. The 46-minute film chronicles the lives and adventures of the players, known affectionately within the game as “stoners”, and sheds light on the Floyd-inspired connections within the mystery.

‘Stoners’ represents a unique approach to the genre, as the documentary itself is part puzzle and leaves the audience with a sense of how mystery is built into the fabric of every Stoner’s life.

“When working on anything called ‘Stoners’ you need to be ready for surprising things that will happen to your project,” claims Rod Bruinooge, an Aboriginal filmmaker who co-directed Stoners with fellow Winnipeg filmmaker & cinematographer Scott Jaworski, and who has been in contact with us at Brain Damage.

“Needless to say we were very pleased when Pink Floyd provided us with The Division Bell as they are historically very cautious with their catalog.”

The film uses an observational style without narration, switching between scenic locales in New York, Stonehenge, London, England and Canada. Lighter moments in the film show Bruinooge interacting with hard-core Stoners at player-held gatherings.

The screening is being held at the Odeon Panton Street, at 6pm. The cinema is located just off Piccadilly Circus/Haymarket in the heart of London's theatre district, and specialises in "art house" or independent movies.

Our thanks to Rod for the info; we hope to be able to bring you a review of the movie very soon.

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