Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s Spring (review) is in theatres now thanks to Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff, and to celebrate the release of the supernatural love story, they’ve teamed up with Lagunitas Brewing Company to send two lucky fans to Italy. Read on for the details of how you can enter to win plus info on the film’s soundtrack, which arrives tomorrow, March 24th, from Eastern Glow Recordings.
The album features the critically acclaimed film’s original score composed by The Album Leaf’s Jimmy LaValle, who has also toured with Sigur Rós. Select tracks from the score are available for free with the purchase of Drafthouse/FilmBuff’s exclusive Spring BitTorrent bundle. It’s also available on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital platforms.
LaValle explains a bit about his process: I wanted to be able to add to the intensity of [Spring] in a unique way, so I began to sample a Chinese musical bowl, various music boxes, and other odd objects that I could stretch out the waveforms to create eerie ambient drones. During the process my wife and son came in to say hello, and she suggested that I sample our eight-month-old son’s voice, which I ultimately used quite heavily throughout the score. Once I had my sounds, absolutely everything else fell in place.
As for the contest, film lovers are invited to tweet or Instagram out their craziest dating experiences using the hashtag #LoveIsAMonster, which places them in the running for a dream vacation getaway to beautiful Polignano A Mare, Italy. It runs until 11:59:59 PM ET on April 5, 2015, with the winner being announced by May 1, 2015. Additional contest details can be found at loveisamonster.com.
Spring, from Benson and Moorhead, stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, and Francesco Carnelutti. The film follows a troubled American backpacker in Italy whose romance with a seductive but mysterious local turns into an unexpected nightmare when her dark, primordial secret threatens to destroy their new-found happiness.
To learn more, visit the official Spring website.