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Trailer for R. Alverson’s ‘New Jerusalem’ Appears Online, More Songs Added To ‘The Builder’ Foundtrack


By the time R. Alverson’s The Builder made its New York City debut earlier this month at Brooklyn’s Zebulon, the Internet was already buzzing with the trailer for Alverson’s follow-up feature, New Jerusalem, and starring Will Oldham (Old Joy, Bonnie Prince Billy) and The Builder‘s Colm O’Leary. You can see the trailer at Alverson’s vimeo site HERE.

O’Leary plays an Irish immigrant living in the US after a non-combat tour of Afghanistan who is befriended by Oldham, an evangelical. It takes another leap in refining Alverson’s visions of America’s margins.

Meanwhile, Jagjaguwar is all set to release The Builder, our first ever feature film on DVD next week, July 27. Order yours now HERE. Or queue it on Netflix HERE.

Some excellent, lovely new additions to The Builder‘s foundtrack, Songs for The Builder, are also now available on the Jagjaguwar site. Both Sharon Van Etten (who was kind enough to play at the Zebulon screening) and the venerable Califone have amazing selection there for the taking. Download them both HERE.

Screening Debut of The Builder in Brooklyn, Performance and New Song From Sharon Van Etten


Jagjaguwar’s first feature film release, The Builder, will have its New York debut on July 7, with a very special, free screening at Brooklyn’s Zebulon. The evening will also include a performance from songwriter Sharon Van Etten, who has contributed an original song to the film’s “foundtrack,” available digitally on the Jagjaguwar site. Listen to Van Etten’s stark, crushing “I Couldn’t Save You” HERE. The film’s director R. Alverson will also be in attendance.

To help announce the Zebulon screening, The Independent Film Channel recently ran pieces of a video interview with Alverson. These somewhat surreal interview clips find the director touching on the films of Cassavetes, rationality versus intuition, and his one and only visit to a psychiatrist. Alverson’s vision is one devoid of film gimmicks and set firmly on a celebration of humanity, be it unsettling or touching.





The Motorway by The Besnard Lakes
Golden Lion by The Besnard Lakes
Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten

Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

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