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An intimate portrait of the band Swans

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Where Does A Body End? is an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the same early 1980s era NYC that gave us Sonic Youth (and, somehow, Madonna) through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage) to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world, one whose concerts are more like ecstatic rituals than nostalgic trips back through their most popular songs.

Marco Porsia (director/​cinematographer/​editor) embedded himself in the bands tight inner circle for five years, filming rehearsals, song-writing sessions, the grind of life on the road, petty arguments and transcendent performances. The time documenting the band included the recording of some of their most significant records and the final months on the road as they prepared for their farewell tour.

« Porsia does an admirable job telling us everything we ever wondered about Swans but never had the means to ask. »
— Film Threat
Where Does A Body End? — Official Trailer