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Concert Film Turning Follows 2006 Antony Hegarty/Charles Atlas Tour

Concert Film Turning Follows 2006 Antony Hegarty/Charles Atlas Tour


'Some of the most significant work in my career,' the singer-songwriter explains

In 2006, singer Antony Hegarty and filmmaker Charles Atlas teamed up for a critically acclaimed multimedia concert tour across Europe during which they filmed a live concert documentary entitled Turning. Released at festivals across the world from fall 2011 to summer 2012, the film has been described by French Newspaper Le Monde as a "transsexual manifesto," and seeks to explore identity, transcendence, and the revolutionary nature of femininity.

"I often think of the word femininity as congruous with creativity," Hegarty stated in an interview with Dangerous Minds. "I have observed femininity often manifest as a greater sensitivity to one's relationships with one's surroundings, a heightened sense of oneself within space." Featuring Hegarty's tender vocals and a track list from across Antony and the Johnson's first three albums, the film highlights the lives of thirteen women, cisgender and transgender alike, and their search to be recognized for who they are. Hegarty explains, "At the heart of Turning is the impulse to form a circle of community and create space for each other, to witness and empower one another."

Now, the film is coming to the general public in both physical and digital form and will be available via iTunes, Amazon, and independent record stores across the country. In addition, North American audiences will be able to order a DVD + CD combo pack through Secretly Canadian on November 11, while the UK and Europe will be able to do the same through Rough Trade on the 10th.

Watch the trailer for the film below:

Watch a DVD clip of Hegarty's "Twilight":

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