Sufjan Stevens composing music for the upcoming documentary, BEYOND THIS PLACE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 4th, 2010

If there is one thing that I like just as much as a good film, it’s some really good music. Therefore, when you have a mixture of the two, you have something really worth noting.

According to The Playlist, Sufjan Stevens is set to team up with Catanets’ Raymond Raposa, to score the upcoming documentary from Kaleo La Belle, called BEYOND THIS PLACE:

Stoned for 40 Years” is how Cloud Rock La Belle describes his life. Taking drugs and intense cycling are the only things to which Cloud has remained faithful throughout his life. Now his son, Kaleo La Belle, challenges his eccentric father to a bike trip. Cycling through the Pacific Northwest, Kaleo questions his father’s search for truth and demands justification for his absence in his life. “Beyond This Place” explores Kaleo and Cloud Rock’s failed father and son relationship and questions whether the hippie concept of freedom ultimately failed.

The filmmaker and the musician are childhood buds, and even let the documentarian follow him and his brother for La Belle’s documentary, CROOKED RIVER.  Apparently, Stevens altered his song, In The Devil’s Territory, for the film’s opening credits, with Raposa composing new music for the end credits, so while there isn’t any hint as to if they compose new music for the film itself, at least it’s set to open and close with some sonic beauty.  Stevens is a personal favorite of mine, and the film’s premise definitely sounds interesting, so count me in.  Check out the film’s trailer below.

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  • Terradelicious

    The entire film has original compositions from sufjan and raymond raposa. The music, the visuals, and the story were all very well done and fit together to create a very interesting and provocative film. A must see.

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