20,000 Days on Earth

Director: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
Year Released: 2014
Rating: 1.5

Part documentary, part concert film centered around Australian musical legend Nick Cave (written, in part, by Nick Cave) that gives him an opportunity to continue his self-mythologizing and philosophizing ways, meditating on his past work and delving into his 'creative process' (which used to involve substance abuse, but he seems better nowadays). While it's basically self-promoting fodder, it does hold slight value as a chance to see Cave working on his album (that kids choir!) and interacting with past bandmates and collaborators (Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue) ... however briefly. Cave obsessives will probably cling to this, but for the uninitiated one would be better off just listening to the album he was working on at the time of the shooting ("Push the Sky Away") or even delving into his past work with The Birthday Party (in the early 80's) to show him in his rawest form.