Chemical Brothers' 'Don't Think' at ArcLight Hollywood on Saturday
Big-beat techno duo the Chemical Brothers have long used wide-screen visuals to amplify their pulverising drums and synth work. The concert doc "Don't Think" captured their latest touring get-up on 21 cameras at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, but it played only a limited L.A. engagement in January.
Fans get another chance to catch it this Saturday, when it screens at a one-off 10 p.m. session at ArcLight Hollywood. Chemical Brothers' 2010 show at the Hollywood Bowl was one of the loudest, most physical electronica sets I'd ever seen, and the film -- produced by Ridley Scott's music video and documentary arm Black Dog Films -- earned strong reviews for evoking the band's sonic and visual barrage.
The film's director, Adam Smith, hosts a Q&A after the screening. One thing we'd like to know: Does he have any advice on getting that demon clown to stop haunting your dreams?
-- August Brown
Photo: The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, perform at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2010. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times