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A film of devastating and often joyful criticality … Like humanist documentary photographers of old, Collins clearly empathizes with his subjects, and consequently they retain a dignity as improbable as it is moving.”

Jack McGrath, Frieze

Returning to DIM Cinema for its tenth anniversary, artist Phil Collins’s Tomorrow Is Always Too Long giddily mixes genres—documentary and musical, silhouette animation and late-night television—in this love letter to the city of Glasgow. At the heart of the film is a song cycle by Cate Le Bon interpreted by non-professionals filmed in their everyday environments to the accompaniment of the Royal Scottish Orchestra. The musical sequences are punctuated by public-access broadcasts from a disused 1960s TV studio (its doors re-opened by Collins to people from every walk of life), and by a series of short animations by Matthew Robins, soundtracked by Mogwai’s Barry Burns, which follows a group of characters on a night out. From children to pensioners, poets to prisoners, Collins’s Glaswegians talk, sing, and dance us deep into the soul of their city and beyond, exploring the need for human interaction amid the alienating information overload of the digital age.

The Best Video Art of 2015 (#1)
Rosie Prata, Canadian Art

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  • Tomorrow Is Always Too Long 1
  • Tomorrow Is Always Too Long
  • United Kingdom2014
  • Phil Collins
  • 82 DCP
  • NR
  • DIM Cinema
  • Wanderer 3
  • The Wanderer
  • United Kingdom2012
  • Laure Prouvost
  • 73 DCP
  • NR
  • DIM Cinema