Van Morrison Directs Astral Weeks Film



Van Morrison will release a documentary film focusing on his renewed playing of his Astral Weeks album, which he has played in its entirety in a series of concerts. The film, titled To Be Born Again after a lyric in the Astral Weeks title track, will be released early next year. It was made in conjunction with music video producer Darren Doane, who co-directed a film of Morrison playing Astral Weeks at the Hollywood Bowl.

Doane, discussing the project with Rolling Stone, said that the documentary "shows the real Van Morrison" while "exposing and tearing down all the myths about Van Morrison and the music industry as a whole."

The documentary will focus on Morrison's rehearsals leading up to the tour while also featuring interviews and live performance footage.

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Van Morrison Directs Astral Weeks Film