Jonny Greenwood Will Be the Subject of Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Documentary
It'll showcase the Radiohead member's work with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur in India
Jonny Greenwood will be the subject of a new documentary directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice). Titled Junun, the film will document the Radiohead guitarist’s previously reported album recording process with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur in India. Junun will debut at the New York Film Festival, which takes place September 25 to October 11.
Check out the film’s description on the NYFF’s website:
Earlier this year, Paul Thomas Anderson joined his close friend and collaborator Jonny Greenwood on a trip to Rajasthan in northwest India, where they were hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, and he brought his camera with him. Their destination was the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, where Greenwood (with the help of Radiohead engineer Nigel Godrich) was recording an album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and an amazing group of musicians: Aamir Bhiyani, Soheb Bhiyani, Ajaj Damami, Sabir Damami, Hazmat, and Bhanwaru Khan on brass; Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki, and Chugge Khan on percussion; Zaki Ali Qawwal, Zakir Ali Qawwal, Afshana Khan, Razia Sultan, Gufran Ali, and Shazib Ali on vocals; and Dara Khan and Asin Khan on strings. The finished film, just under an hour, is pure magic. Junun lives and breathes music, music-making, and the close camaraderie of artistic collaboration. It’s a lovely impressionistic mosaic and a one-of-a-kind sonic experience: the music will blow your mind.