Daft Punk Movie to Screen in the US

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mojo-photo-electroma.JPGGuys in robot masks and silver pants everywhere can start computing their travel plans now: NME is reporting Daft Punk’s highly anticipated new feature length film, Electroma, will screen at various locations in the US and Canada this summer. The film premiered at Cannes last year, and apparently involves a couple robots who travel around America in a quest to become human. Why do robots always want to be human? Don’t they know about, like, acne?

Electroma will screen in LA on June 29th and Miami on July 29th, as well as in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.

A couple previews have made it onto YouTube. First, the official trailer, which is pretty great, and gives you a sense of the film’s pace:

Then there’s this, which is apparently an actual excerpt. NME is reporting the film is “silent,” but I think they mean it’s not accompanied by dialog or any Daft Punk music, and indeed, this segment features Todd Rundgren, to spectacular effect.

While this is the first directorial effort by the French duo, Daft Punk have been involved in some superb visual product in the past, including great videos for “Around the World” and “Revolution 909”, and the underappreciated Interstella 5555, which brilliantly merges an animated tale about a rock band from space with the unaltered entirety of Daft Punk’s Discovery album, also without any dialog. Most of the movie appears to be on YouTube, so go crazy.

Electroma screenings and Daft Punk concert dates after the jump.

Electroma screenings:
June 14 – ON Xspace, Toronto
June 28 – AB Stride, Calgary
June 29 – New Beverly Cinema, LA
July 29 – Studio A, Miami
Sept. 8-9 – GC Osheaga Fest, Montreal

Daft Punk live concert appearances:
July 21 – Memorial Arena, LA
July 27 – Greek Theater, Berkeley
July 29 – WaMu Theater, Seattle
July 31 – Red Rocks, Denver
Aug. 3 – Lollapalooza, Chicago
Aug. 5 – Arrow Hall, Toronto
Aug. 7 – Bell Centre, Montreal
Aug. 9 – KeySpan Park, New York


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