Salon speaks to director Andrew Dominik about ‘One More Time With Feeling’ – his new doc about a grieving Nick Cave.
The musician Nick Cave has chronicled death and destruction – whether in gothic tales or American murder ballads – since the early 1980s.
But in the summer of 2015 his son Arthur – climbing on chalk cliffs near Brighton England — where the Cave family lives — fell and later died of his injuries.Cave has been through a lot in his life – including the death of his father by a car crash when he was 19 – years of youthful arrests and decades of heroin addiction.But his son’s death shook him like nothing else.
The Australian film director Andrew Dominik – best known for ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ and ‘Killing Them Softly’ has known Cave for almost 30 years.
The musician invited Dominik to shoot a film about the making of his new record with the Bad Seeds ‘Skeleton Key’.
The ensuing documentary ‘One More Time With Feeling’ is both deeply painful and beautifully shot.
Dominik spoke to Salon from Los Angeles.
The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.