Antony and the Johnsons to Release DVD + CD


TURNING – A concert film documentary captured during the critically acclaimed tour of Europe by Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas during the fall of 2006, it explores the heart and experience of that series of performances. Through its synthesis of Antony’s songs and Atlas’ unfurling video portraiture of the 13 women who performed on stage, TURNING is an intimate and cinematic journey exploring themes of identity, transcendence, and the revelation of a revolutionary feminine essence.

TURNING saw its theatrical release from fall 2011-summer 2012, premiering at festivals including, Meltdown in London, The Melbourne Festival in Melbourne, DOC NYC in New York, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, amongst others. Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade will now co-release a deluxe edition of the TURNING DVD to coincide with select television screenings around the world.  This will include a CD of the complete audio recording of the TURNING concert, live at The Barbican in London in November 2006. The concert contains songs from the first three Antony and the Johnsons’ full length albums – Antony and the JohnsonsI Am A Bird Now, and The Crying Light, as performed by an ensemble of musicians including Maxim MostonRob MooseJulia KentParker KindredJeff Langston and Thomas Bartlett.  The CD will also feature two rare Antony and the Johnsons studio recordings from that period.

 “I would describe TURNING as some of the most significant work of my career.  Charles Atlas and I spent seven years producing the film and another year and a half showing the film at select festivals. In the last three years especially, the recognition of transgendered people and the resurgence of feminist consciousness has exploded in popular culture around the world. We planted some seeds for this zeitgeist in 2006, when I travelled with thirteen courageous women across Europe and presented the concert TURNING, exploring the intersection between images of contemporary trans-femininity and visions of pioneering future feminist artists such as Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine.  We shared this circle of modern femininity with the world, bringing it from the late night stages of NYC to some of the most highly regarded theaters in Europe.” – Antony 2014

TURNING is available on DVD + CD and digitally on November 11th in North America on Secretly Canadian and November 10th in the UK and Europe on Rough Trade.


01. Everything Is New

02. My Lord, My Love

03. Cripple and the Starfish

04. For Today I Am A Boy

05. Where Is My Power?

06. Spiralling

07. Find The Rhythm Of Your Love

08. I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy

09. Bird Gerhl

10. Kiss My Name

11. Daylight And The Sun

12. One Dove

13. Hope There’s Someone

14. Twilight

15. You Are My Sister

16. Whose Are These

17. Tears Tears Tears


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