N.A.S.A. THE SPIRIT OF APOLLO Documentary to Be Released 3/26
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by Movies News Desk
N.A.S.A. THE SPIRIT OF APOLLO - a documentary film that chronicles the duo's worldwide travels and collaborations that led to 2009's groundbreaking LP of the same name. The film will be released on March 26, 2013 across various cable and broadband platforms, including iTunes, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, Xbox, Roxio, Blinkbox, and more.
The same day N.A.S.A. will release a new single, featured in the opening titles of the film, entitled "Hide" featuring Aynzli Jones. N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo was produced by Susan Applegate and directed by Sam Spiegel and Syd Garon.
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"N.A.S.A. is about breaking artistic barriers," said N.A.S.A.'s Sam Spiegel. "We tried to celebrate the unifying spirit that art has on humanity with every layer of this project and make a record of unprecedented collaboration. We brought artists together from broad spectrums of genre, race, and geography and encouraged them to step outside of their comfort zone. The film provides a peak into the artistic process of these legendary musicians and artists and celebrates the spirit of collaboration."
N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo was shot between 2004 - 2011 in locations spanning the globe (Brazil, Jamaica, Sweden, the U.S. and more) and features music and appearances by David Byrne, Kanye West, Karen O, Tom Waits, Method Man, M.I.A., Ol' Dirty Bastard, John Frusciante, Santigold, RZA, George Clinton, Nick Zinner, Ghostface Killah, Lykke Li, Gift of Gab, Kool Keith, Chuck D, DJ AM, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Spank Rock, The Cool Kids, Amanda Blank, and many more.
The film also features myriad accompanying visual images by various high profile visual artists who lent their work to the project, including: Shepard Fairey, Marcel Dzama, Sage Vaughn, The Date Farmers and Logan, Barry McGee, Jimena Odea, Splunny, Didiu Rio Branco, Flourescent Hill, Three Legged Legs, Aaron Acord, and more.
N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo has previously screened at various film festivals, including One Dot Zero in London, Animac and CCCB in Spain, Flux at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Creators Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Noise Pop in San Francisco, SOHO House in Los Angeles and New York, and more.