Roger Waters The Wall Movie in Cinemas This Year

Roger Waters - The Wall Live DVD Film
Roger Waters – The Wall Live DVD Film

Roger Waters The Wall Movie is set to be shown in selected cinemas in a special event this year after fans have waited for much time to see it!

The film was recorded on Roger Waters The Wall Tour 2010-13 which was seen by four million fans across the world.

The film has three parts covering an immersive concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the past and as a stirring anti-war film, highlighting the human cost of conflict.

Intelligence Summary Eric Waters 1944
Intelligence Summary Eric Waters 1944

Roger goes on a pilgrimage to explore the impact of war on his own family – in February 2014 Roger Waters visited Italy where his father was killed in World War Two.

Roger Waters Pilgrimage to Italy in October 2013
Roger Waters Pilgrimage to Italy

This event has shaped many of the songs Roger has written over the years and no doubt has had a significant influence on his political views which often cause controversy.

The photo above shows Roger on a pilgrimage to Italy where Roger visited a memorial to his late father. The Wall Movie documents Roger’s journey across Europe in what will be a very moving and personal story.

The Wall Movie Roger Waters

With the release of The Wall Movie now even more fans will get to experience the concert with the benefit of quality cinema sound and vision. The film was recorded in super high definition 4K which should look stunning and features very immersive Dolby Atmos sound – this is going to be a really special audio/visual experience not to be missed!

The movie was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year in September. Roger said in a Q&A session at the festival that he was still looking for a distributor for the film and now looks like he has found one. Hopefully the film will also go on Blu-Ray and DVD for fans to enjoy at home stay tuned for more on that.

Fathom Events are screening the movie at 19 Picturehouse Entertainment cinemas in the UK (possibly others too stay tuned for info) on Tuesday 29th September 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday 19th June 2015. Make sure to put a reminder in your calendar now!

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Polly Samson and David Gilmour Discussion at Irish Book Festival

The Kindness by Polly Samson
The Kindness by Polly Samson

Writer Polly Samson, who is married to the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd David Gilmour, has a new book out in the UK next week called The Kindness. This is her fourth book following the successful Perfect Lives book of short stories in 2010.

The Independent described the new book as a “gorgeously chilling novel about grief and betrayal.”

Your humble narrator is looking forward to both reading this new book, but also one particular discussion with David and Polly in Ireland this June where they will be discussing their work together.

Polly Samson & David Gilmour Discussion

To support the launch of the book, Polly Samson and David Gilmour will be at the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas 2015 where the pair, in their first joint artistic event together, will discuss their songwriting partnership for Pink Floyd and David Gilmour’s solo work.

Borris House Ireland Book Festival
Borris House Ireland Book Festival

The event takes place in Ireland at a beautiful property, Borris House, which is one of the most spectacular houses in Ireland, and sits at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, on the banks of the River Barrow, in the small village of Borris in the hinterland of South County Carlow.

Polly Samson and Husband David Gilmour
Polly Samson and Husband David Gilmour

Polly Samson wrote lyrics for Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell and the song Louder than Words from Pink Floyd’s final studio album The Endless River.

She also wrote on David Gilmour’s 2006 solo album On an Island and is working on David’s 2015 new album which is currently untitled.

David will of course be touring the new album starting in Croatia in September 2015.

Polly’s new book has been written during some pretty hard times over the past few years including the death of her father who was given an incorrect dosage of medication in hospital, she lost her journalist friend Cassandra Jardine to lung cancer and her son Charlie Gilmour, whose father is English poet Heathcote Williams, was imprisoned for going on the rampage in London which included him being on the bonnet of Prince Charles’ car and climbing up the Cenotaph war memorial in central London. Youth! Amongst all of this, she has written her book and you can read more about it on her website.

A Busy Gilmour Household

David Gilmour playing a saw with a bow
David Gilmour playing a saw with a bow [Pic: Polly Samson 2015]
Polly has her own artistic events going on this year and there will be much discussion in the Gilmour household in Brighton about it I am sure – she is not letting David Gilmour dominate discussions at the dining room table about his new album and tour!

That said, she appears to have ceded a little and bought David a saw and a bow for his 69th birthday! She’s good, Polly. I wonder if it will make an appearance on the tour later this year?

Get A Signed Copy of The Kindness

Polly Samson
Polly Samson [Pic: Linda Nylind]
The Kindness is published in hardback on 12th March in the UK and on 5th May in Australia. Publication date in the USA is 21st July.

You can get a copy of the book signed by Polly Samson with a dedication too.

You can get tickets for the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas – currently on sale are three day passes.