The forthcoming release of Miguel Gomes’ film Arabian Nights will match the ambition of a book previously considered unfilmable. The film’s distributer, Kino Lorber, plans to release the film in three volumes, three consecutive weekends in a row. The distributer is hoping the films’ critical acclaim and positive reception at Cannes and New York Film Festival will be enough to spark interest, but its unorthodox release will surely get some attention in its own right. Arabian Nights will begin with The Restless One (Volume One) on December 4th. The Desolate One (Volume 2) will be released on December 11th; and then it’ll all conclude with The Enchanted One (Volume 3), which will be released on December 18th. You can watch the trailer on Indiewire.
Holly Holm stunned the sporting world a few weeks ago when she knocked out the seemingly undefeatable Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Perhaps the spotlight aimed at her since has affected her eyesight? In an interview with KRQE news of Albuquerque, New Mexico (her hometown), the newly minted Bantamweight Champion talks about her newfound fame, as well as an amusing encounter with Jay Z at VIP viewing party for the boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto. “I met Jay Z and he says this is my wife and I say… oh hi what is your name? That is what I do when I meet someone’s wife,” Holly recounts. “As I am shaking her hand I am thinking why did I just say that?” Then the illuminati appeared out of nowhere and took away her belt.
Earlier this month, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released their Hell EP, which includes the title song, a reworked outtake from their last LP, 2014’s Days of Abandon, “Ballad of the Band,” a Felt cover, and “Laid,” a James cover. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is scheduled to perform in Hong Kong on November 29th, and to thank their fans, the band has released another one-off cover: Tori Amos’ “China” (from her 1992 album, Little Earthquakes, which was remastered and re-released earlier this year).