Back in 2019, the PJ Harvey documentary A Dog Called Money premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. The project – which records the creative process behind her 2016 album, The Hope Six Demolition Project – subsequently got a March release date in the US, only to have it called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, A Dog Called Money will premiere in the US via streaming instead, showing on Maestro from Monday (December 7). It will then be available to watch via New York’s Film Forum on December 9, ahead of a broader digital release across North America.
Directed by frequent PJ Harvey collaborator Seamus Murphy, the film follows the pair’s travels through Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington, DC. These travels inspired a number of collaborations, including music videos and the poetry book The Hollow of the Hand.
“She then invited me into a big white box behind one-way windows to film every moment of the recording of the songs she brought back,” Murphy explained ahead of the 2019 premiere. “Individually and together, this is our response to what we encountered.”