Daft Punk’s Iconic “Interstella 5555” Film Is Screening for the First Time in North America

The organizers of New York City's Tribeca Festival have announced a rare screening of Daft Punk's beloved anime film, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.

Originally released in May 2003 as a visual companion to the duo's sophomore album Discovery, Interstella 5555 was created by Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and former Daft Punk creative director Cédric Hervet alongside anime legend Leiji Matsumoto. With its inventive animation, the audacious film transcended the boundaries of mere music video at the time, conceiving a captivating sci-fi saga and setting a stratospheric benchmark for audiovisual storytelling.

Interstella 5555 is now premiering in North America in remastered 4K, a rarity considering it's seldom aired in theaters, let alone in its original format. The hourlong film was splintered into scenes for a number of Daft Punk music videos in the past, including the ageless "One More Time."


Daft Punk aren't the only electronic music legends to appear in a Tribeca film this year. The festival is also airing a new documentary about the life and legacy of Avicii, who tragically died by suicide in 2018. Directed by Henrik Burman, Avicii - I'm Tim will feature never-before-heard interviews with the superstar DJ as well his collaborators, like Coldplay's Chris Martin.

"Before there was Avicii, there was just Tim," reads the film's synopsis. "For the first time through his own words, witness the journey of a shy but prodigious musical talent who would soon become one of the defining artists of his generation."

The screening of Interstella 5555 is scheduled for Friday, June 14th at 8pm. You can purchase tickets here for $32.

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