SUNDAY AFTERNOON @ SXSW: DO NOT MISS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS” AND SPECIAL Q&A AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY FAMED SINGER EDWYN COLLINS THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS is from Ed Lovelace & James Hall the documentary directors and executive producers of “Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D”, which grossed over $32 million in the box office worldwide.
World Premiere TOMORROW (Sunday) March 9 at 1:30 PM at Alamo Ritz 1
Synopsis: The celebrated lyricist, Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after waking up: ‘Grace Maxwell’ and ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’. This is the incredible story of Collins, a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke. Placed inside Edwyn’s mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love. With the help of his wife Grace, Edwyn submerges himself in a landscape of memories, as he tries to unlock the story of his past. More than a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and life-affirming tale of rediscovery.
You know Edwyn Collins from his iconic song “A Girl Like You”, which climbed the Billboard and Top 40 charts:
Check out this teaser clip from the film:
Edwyn Collins was born in Edinburgh and formed the rock group Orange Juice in Glasgow in 1979. It enjoyed a huge hit with the song ‘Rip It Up’ in 1983. Around the same time Collins met Lanarkshire-born Grace Maxwell in London where she was working as the house manager of a small West End theatre called The Arts Theatre. He asked her to manage Orange Juice and then his solo career when he left the band. Collins and Maxwell became a couple a year or so afterwards. Collins’ solo hit ‘A Girl Like You’ transformed him into a global pop star in 1994, taking him to the US. In 2005, Collins suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. He was in hospital for 6 months. His recovery was painfully slow and Maxwell had no idea what parts of Collins would return.
Directors Lovelace and Hall graduated from the UK’s prestigious Bournemouth Film School in 2006. They were shooting music videos before making their first film, Werewolves Across America, a documentary about the DIY indie music scene in the US. Lovelace and Hall favour a style they describe as ‘lifestyle filmmaking’ in which they live side-by-side with their protagonists.“We asked ourselves what we really wanted to do; And that was to go out and make a film,” Lovelace explains. “We did Werewolves entirely off our own backs, with no budget. We lived and toured with the band in America for months and for us that’s the best way to make films”. It was selected to screen at Denmark’s CPH:DOX and the UK’s Raindance Film Festival.
The Possibilities Are Endless is the latest feature documentary to come from UK based film production house Pulse Films. Founded in 2005, Pulse has cultivated an award-winning aesthetic which focuses on genre-defying films.
Screenings at SXSW Film
Sunday, March 9 – 1:30 PM, Alamo Ritz 1
Tuesday, March 11- 2:00 PM, Alamo Village
Thursday, March 13- 7:00 PM, AMC Theatre at Violet Crown Cinema