THE SECOND ACT OF ELLIOTT MURPHY
6 P.M. – Doors open
7.30 P.M. Screening of “The Second Act of Elliott Murphy” in VOSTFR + Q&A
10 P.M. – Concert
During la Semaine des Cinémas Étrangers, the Mona Bismarck American Center will screen the documentary The Second Act of Elliott Murphy, which will be introduced by the American artist in person!
“Elliott Murphy, born in New York in 1949 and living in Paris since 1989, has made more than thirty albums and performs nearly a hundred shows a year. The movie follows him during one of his Spanish tours with the French guitarist Olivier Durand; revealing everything from their travel routines, to their hotels and their sound checks… while interviews give a personal perspective of the songwriter”.
Jorge Arenillas, Director of The Second Act of Elliott Murphy
A folk-rock legend, with a loyal following of fans all over the world, he is also a writer, poet and troubadour, having made more than 30 albums. As a prolific and multifaceted artist, Elliott Murphy is considered one of the greatest American singer/songwriters at work, his lyrics often being compared to high literature and poetry. Prestigious musicians such as Peter Buck (REM), The Violent Femmes, Paul Rothchild (the producer of The Doors), Lou Reed and Elvis Costello have praised his talent.
He has played alongside members of the Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground, The Violent Femmes, as well as the former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Chris Spedding, Phil Collins, Billy Joel and of course Bruce Springsteen regularly invited him to join him on stage during his European tours.
He has written a collection of short stories (Café Notes) and two novels (Poetic Justice & Marty May), published in several languages. As a multi-talented artist, he also made an appearance in the movie Roma, directed by Fellini. In 2012, Elliott Murphy was honored with the Vermeil medal of the city of Paris and was given the title of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015.
At the end of the screening, join us for Elliott Murphy’s live concert in the Grand Salon of the Mona Bismarck American Center.