YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: PREVIEW for the Chemical Brothers’ Don’t Think

December 27. 2011 | By Katie

This is a different sort of YOU GOTTA SEE THIS–rather than giving you something to see, we’re giving you something to get totally psyched about seeing. The Chemical Brothers are releasing a documentary called Don’t Think, which gives audiences the chance to experience the band’s set at Japan’s Fujirock Festival. It’s a full movie-length concert, and the sound was mixed by the band itself. It’s the closest you can get to a Chemical Brothers show, short of actually going to a Chemical Brothers show.

Director Adam Smith says about the film:

“After 18 years of working on The Chemical Brothers live show we have finally captured it on film; you could almost say it’s 18 years in the making. The aim was to create a different type of concert film for a different type of show. I wanted to capture what it is like to experience the show from right in the middle of the crowd as well as showing and combining the visuals featured in the show with the footage we captured on this one night; to see how the music and visuals emotionally affect and connect with the audience. By using small, unobtrusive cameras – and with thanks to the kindness of the amazing Japanese crowd – we were given privileged insights into the private moments of joy, fear, and ecstatic escapism from reality that this show induces. Included in that are flights of fantasy around the festival that are going on inside an audience member’s head. We also allowed some of the images from the show to head off the screens and invade the festival. Over the course of the film, we are taken on a journey through the psychedelic trip that is the Chemical Brothers’ live experience.”

On January 26th, 20 cinemas in 20 cities worldwide will host an advance screening of Don’t Think. Check out more information on those screenings, as well as later release dates and locations, at

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