After So Many Days

  • Sonica
  • 1h 26m
  • Documentary Feature
  • European Premiere
  • 2019

This film is available at the following times:

  • Nov 2 @ 7pm + Q&A* (online screening)
  • Nov 4 @ 12noon (online repeat)

You can watch for free, or support the festival by donating £5.

*For more information on the panelists and link to view Q&A, please scroll down

After So Many Days is the raw personal account of Jim and Sam, a singer-songwriter duo who uprooted their lives by attempting to play one show every day for a year - putting their music, health, career and their first year of marriage to the test.

Singer-songwriters Jim and Sam crossed over into filmmaking during an epic 365-day tour, playing and filming one show every day for a year. They created the documentary feature After So Many Days from footage shot during this marathon tour, hoping to inspire others to pursue their passions.

Film Review: “We’re notorious for being one of the most unlucky bands in the world”: an unexpected comment from Jim Hanft, one half of LA indie band Jim and Sam, in the middle of a 365-day, gig-a-night tour of a dozen countries. And yet, one wonders if he’s right. Derailed almost at once by a blizzard, the tour and film emerge as a bizarre travelogue of forgotten tiny spaces, as Jim and Sam play ice cream parlours, barbershops, corner shops, retirement homes, petrol station forecourts, people’s flats, a pasture full of cows, and even a ski lift – along the way, receiving praise, encouragement and advice from an array of random, mostly kind, sometimes funny people. The sheer scale of their misadventure raises a larger question about attention-seeking in popular culture, as the newlywed bandmates’ relentless, brutal honesty about their long-term lack of success, and that lack of success itself, swirl around each other like yin and yang. In an industry built on razzmatazz and elaborate, glitzy facades, can an ordinary-looking, plain-speaking, middle class married couple on the cusp of middle age nevertheless "break through" based on musical talent alone? The film’s answer, almost to its own surprise, appears to be: "Yes." Dan MacCannell

Representative

Jim Hanft

info@wearejimandsam.com

Q&A

With Dir. Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack; Moderated by Lena Naassana. (Nov 2, 20:28pm)

Live Link

Director

Jim Hanft

Director

Samantha Yonack

Executive Producer

Clinton Trucks

Executive Producer

Mike Zwahlen

Producer

Natalia Anderson

Producer

Jim Hanft

Producer

Kyle Weber

Producer

Samantha Yonack

Writer

Jim Hanft

Writer

Kyle Weber

Director of Photography

Jim Hanft

Director of Photography

Samantha Yonack

Editor

Jim Hanft

Editor

Kyle Weber

Sound Designer

Penny Coghlan

Music

Jim and Sam

Music

Rob Lewis

Language

English