Beyond This Place is the heart-wrenching documentary of a father and son’s rocky relationship and their journey toward reconciliation paralleled through a 500-mile bike trip through the Pacific Northwest. As previously reported, tapped to soundtrack this emotionally exhausting cinematic event was none other than music titan and director Kaleo La Belle’s childhood friend, Sufjan Stevens. Over the next few weeks, Stevens will revisit this material live when he performs the soundtrack during film screenings in New York City, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles (via Pitchfork). Check out the exact dates and locations below.
In addition to the screenings, Stevens has also unveiled the title track to the soundtrack. Performed by Castanets’ Raymond Raposa (who also lent a hand on the soundtrack) and featuring Stevens and Vesper of Ben + Vesper, the song reflect’s the film’s epic themes of abandonment and identity while maintaining its own air of mystery and loneliness. Take a listen below.
Raymond Raposa feat. Sufjan Stevens and Vesper - “Beyond This Place”
Just above the dates is the film’s trailer. Stay tuned to the film’s Facebook page for additional show info.
Sufjan Stevens Beyond This Place 2011 Tour Dates:
10/30 – New York, NY – BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
11/03 – Portland, OR – Hollywood Theater
11/06 – San Francisco, CA – Castro Theater
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Vista Theater