My Apocalypse: Bill Callahan and Filmmaker Hanly Banks Pick Their 10 Favorite Disaster Movies
In honor of the Mayan calendar and in preparation for the arrival of rogue planets, errant asteroids and/or hateful alien lifeforms
Last year, documentary filmmaker Hanly Banks accompanied Bill Callahan and his band as they toured North America behind Apocalypse, arguably the legendarily taciturn singer-songwriter’s most devastating (and certainly timely) effort to date. This fall, Banks and Callahan took to the road again to premiere her concert film of the same name, appearing in tandem for Q&As and brief acoustic performances in theaters on both coasts. And in preparation for tomorrow, a day that marks the end of one 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar (also: time, the world as we know it) the two have teamed up to say a few things about their favorite disaster movies, all classics in their own right, but only a few as gorgeous and disarming as the film they made together.