All I Ever Wanted...
All I Ever Wanted

All I Ever Wanted: The Airborne Toxic Event Live From Walt Disney Concert Hall

Screening:

    Thursday 30 September 7:15pm
    Friday 1 October 2:30pm

Runtime:

102 mins

Director: Jon Danovic Country: USA
Writer: N/A Original Format: N/A
Dir. of Photography: Jon Danovic Print Source: Pete Galli
Producer: Brian Girard, Pete Galli
Cast: The Airborne Toxic Event

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

2008's critically acclaimed debut album by The Airborne Toxic Event propelled the group onto a world wide stage. They sold hundreds of thousands of albums and their hit 'Sometime Around Midnight' was named iTunes #1 Alternative Song of the Year. After two years of selling out concerts around the world, the band finished by coming home to play the most important show of their career. The LA Philharmonic asked the band to perform their show at the most prestigious musical building in the world, the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. All I Ever Wanted is not a concert film, it's a documentary about the struggles, pain and persistence of being in a family. This family happens to be a rock band.

Repeat Screening:

Friday 1 October 2:30 pm
Screen B
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus,
19 Lower Regent street,

Review:

In December 2009, following a meteoric rise to fame and nearly two years of non-stop touring, The Airborne Toxic Event played a special homecoming show at LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Part documentary and part concert film, All I Ever Wanted chronicles the journey leading up to this sensational one-off show, and how it became not only a truly extraordinary gig, but also a celebration of LA’s musical culture. Known for their epic performances, they’re augmented here by a number of guests including the Calder Quartet, a children’s choir and a high school marching band.


There is something undeniably authentic about the Airborne Toxic Event. Their success has been predominantly organic, with word spreading about them thanks to word of mouth. A rock band with classical connotations, they garnered international recognition with their breakout hit Sometime Around Midnight, which made Radio 1 and the UK Top 40 without record label backing.

There’s a sense of urgency to their songs. Their lyrics tell of heartbreak, loss and the dark places we’ve all found ourselves, but there’s an undeniable sense of euphoria in their music, and their live shows are nothing short of joyous.

These five extraordinarily talented musicians are more than just a band; they are a life affirming experience, and All I Ever Wanted beautifully captures them at their pinnacle. If you know them, chances are you already love them. And if you don’t, this is your perfect chance to see what the fuss is about.

Followed by Q&A

 

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR