Arcade Fire to release first feature film The Reflektor Tapes, watch video for “Porno”

The project is directed by Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus collaborator Kahlil Joseph


Arcade Fire’s first feature film is called The Reflektor Tapes and will hit theaters worldwide on September 24th for a limited time. According to an official statement, the project is “a unique cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history.”

The film, which Arcade Fire Tube first reported on late last year, is directed by Kahlil Joseph, known for his work on FKA twigs’ “Video Girl” and short films for Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus. As its title suggests and based on the few images released, it looks like much of it will focus on the tour and recording sessions surrounding the band’s 2013 Reflektor album.

Update — Thursday, 7:45 a.m.: A press release notes that The Reflektor Tapes will include a new, unreleased Arcade Fire track, as well as 20 minutes of footage filmed specifically for the film.

Theater listings and ticket information will soon be posted on the movie’s main website A trailer is also expected to surface.

Update — Wednesday, 5:10 p.m.: An eight-minute portion of the film titled “Porno” has been revealed; it’s soundtracked by the Reflektor song of the same name. The band has also shared a “first look” teaser trailer. Watch both below.

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