Directed by Ryan Scott, (bottle back) follows Vile on a weekend away at the Catskills in upstate New York, as he stays in a 20-bedroom Victorian Estate called Big Indian Springs.
A new Kurt Vile mini-doco gives an intimate insight into the musician on a weekend spent rehearsing and reflecting in beautiful upstate New York.
Opening with stunning shots of the lush forestland of the Catskills, Vile describes:
“We’re still definitely rusty, but rusty’s good… there’s a fine line between rusty and slick and you could be too much of either one… We’re finally at a place where, if it’s loose, it’ll be ok.”
It’s an introspective time, and the doco offers an intimate portrait of Vile and his creative process. The 21-minute film also contains live versions of his tracks, including a beautiful acoustic performance of Bassackwards as he sits on the porch on a rainy day, as well as a rendition of Baby’s Arms with The Sadies in the backyard. Vile has described the time as the “perfect lost weekend.”
It’s well worth the watch, check out (bottle back) below.