Narrated by Devendra Banhart.
(Support Tim Maia on iTunes - http://bit.ly/PUzVgr)
This is the story of Tim Maia, possibly the greatest (and craziest) soul singer you never heard of. Infamous in Brazil, Tim was a soul grenade that exploded in the 70s. He single handedly revolutionized Brazilian popular music and had the best time ever doing it. His story is one of humourous excess in every way imaginable and there’s something for all the family: drugs, women, money, guns and even a UFO cult thrown in. He REALLY lived the dream, always with a smile.
This animated film has been created in a close collaboration between SuperHeroes Amsterdam, ShopAround and record label Luaka Bop, to celebrate Tim’s album launch and introduce the world to a soul superstar. After a decade of legal wrangling, Luaka Bop’s Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia is a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, completely remastered and packed with the sweetest warmest sun drenched soul you can imagine.
So don your white robes, drop a tab or two and get wild for Tim Maia’s first big worldwide release. VIVA TIM!
The remaining great singers and musicians of Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady, come together after 40 years to record an album of their greatest hits, to perform together again at a reunion concert in Kingston, and to tell their story.
Now Playing in Montreal from July 4 to 12 at the Musée d'art contemporain. http://www.admission.com
Carlton Cinema, Cineplex, Toronto, Opens July 24
Granville Cinema, Empire, Vancouver, Opens July 24
I owe an immense amount of thanks to everyone who let me ride in their van through this experience as well, we shared in some incredible, awful and really life changing moments that I will never forget.
PS: Chris Murray if you read this, I want a re-match for that pizza eating contest.