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Six years in the making – the Borbetomagus documentary A Pollock Of Sound finally premieres

Following ast year's rough cut screenings, Jef Merten unveils the final cut of his docu-film

The Borbetomagus film A Pollock Of Sound will premiere at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn in October. Filming on the documentary started back in 2010, but the film was put on hold after the cancellation of the group’s 2013 tour. Director Jef Merten explains, “After the cancellation of the Borbetomagus European tour – which would have allowed me to finish getting the footage I needed – this documentary was put on hold, though not given up in any way.”

A rough cut of the film was screened in Europe last year, and now the finalised version is ready to go on tour. Its premiere showing takes place on 14 October at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater with Borbetomagus’s Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich and director Merten attending. Follow-up dates have been confirmed at Seattle Grand Illusion Cinema on 12 November and London Close-up Filmcentre (20 November).