Arcade Fire documentary ‘The Reflektor Tapes’ premieres at the Toronto Film Festival

'The Reflektor Tapes' is set to open in cinemas on September 24

The new Arcade Fire documentary The Reflektor Tapes received its worldwide premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday (Sep 11).

The film follows the band during the making of their chart-topping 2013 album ‘Reflektor’ and subsequent world tour, and features a blend of concert footage, interviews, scenes from the recording studio and never-before-seen personal footage. The film also includes a previously unreleased track from the band.

Speaking to Billboard at the film premiere, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler described the new movie directed by Kahlil Joseph as “almost like a remix record, just in its way of thinking about film, thinking about our music”.


Director Kahlil Joseph was granted unprecedented access to the band, with the film billed as a unique work “meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history”.

Arcade Fire recently released three stills from their forthcoming feature film exclusively on NME.COM – take a look here.

Arcade Fire have said of the film, which follows them from Jamaica to Montreal, and Los Angeles to London: “There were parts of the ‘Reflektor Tour’ where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.”

The Reflektor Tapes opens in cinemas worldwide on September 24. Find out which cinemas near you will be screening the film here.

Watch the film trailer below.