By Philip Cosores
Though we use the word “cinematic” to describe all types of songs and albums, Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city is an album that the term was most appropriate.
So it is not surprising to learn that a short film based on the album has been in the works. However, news that the film is actually done and is ready for a screening in just over a week? Maybe a little more surprising.
The 14-minute-long film, entitled m.A.A.d., will see its premiere at next month’s inaugural Sundance NEXT Fest in Los Angeles on Aug. 9, Hot New Hip-Hop reports.
Directed by Kahlil Joseph, who provided Lamar’s visuals on the Yeezus tour and has worked with Flying Lotus, the brief movie features a cast put together from surveying the corners of the album’s neighborhoods. It is described as “a kaleidoscope of storylines and ideas that defy typical categorization to explore new languages and new forms.”
Tickets for the screening, which includes a panel discussion with Lamar and Joseph, are available here.