Jonny Greenwood Is the Subject of Paul Thomas Anderson’s First Documentary
The hour-long film Junun follows Greenwood as he makes an album in India with Shye Ben Tzur, an Israeli composer.
Managing to make the news in every way except a new album announcement, Radiohead members have been toying with fans over the last year with interesting rumors, projects, and collaborations, but the latest development from Jonny Greenwood offers more substance than the rest of them combined.
Quietly announced via the New York Film Festival’s bill, Paul Thomas Anderson has made his first documentary—Junun—about the making of the Radiohead guitarist’s forthcoming album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, who worked with Greenwood in India alongside a team of local musicians. Longtime Radiohead producer (and Atoms for Peace member) Nigel Godrich was also on hand in some capacity.
This project reunites the Magnolia director with Greenwood—who composed the last three of Anderson’s films (There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice)—and comes just after the release of Joanna Newsom’s video for “Sapokanikan,” which was directed by PTA himself.
So far, the only viewing opportunity is at the New York Film Festival, taking place from September 25 to October 11. Wonder if they still need music for the end credits?