(PRESS RELEASE) The world television premiere of Sleep Well, Drive Carefully: On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie kicks off Musaic on Cinema, Starz Cinema’s new monthly music series, airing Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Musaic on Cinema is an exclusive series featuring concerts, documentaries, interviews and travelogues, connecting viewers with top independent music.
The Musaic on Cinema series features all world television premiere films with the exception of Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns). Each film in the series will air at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on the last Monday of each month through March 2007, and will also be available in August on Vongo, SEG’s new broadband download movie service.
Sleep Well, Drive Carefully: On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road as well as provides candid conversations with the band about their creative process and dedication to their work. The documentary, directed by Justin Mitchell, was shot entirely on 16mm film and features interviews with the band members in their hometown of Seattle, WA.
"The Musaic on Cinema series takes viewers on a journey with a look at exclusive interviews and performances, as well as a chance to connect with some of the finest in independent music," said Jonathan Shair, vice president of programming, planning and scheduling for SEG.
Upcoming films that will air on Starz Cinema as part of the Musaic on Cinema series include:
* Low in Europe -This film features the 10-year-old band Low with live footage from its shows throughout Europe (September 25).
* Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) – An amazing documentary on the music group They Might Be Giants. The film follows the friendship of band members John Flansburgh and John Linnell, including interviews from the Johns, their fans and music critics (October 30).
* Finisterre – This film gives viewers a look at London’s music scene, scored by the indie rock band Saint Etienne (November 27).
* Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek (Part 1) – The documentary highlights the independent record label featuring archival footage of interviews and performances (December 25).
Additional films which will premiere in 2007 include Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek (Part 2), Guided by Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion, and Ted Leo: Dirty Old Town.