Surprisingly, there will be a new Paul Thomas Anderson film in theaters from October 16th to October 22nd. That's this month. If you are as baffled as I was when I opened the e-mail, let me assure you that you did not accidentally black out and forget an entire announced project.
Instead, this is a new video called "Divers," built around the song by Joanna Newsom and the artwork of Kim Keever, and it's being released exclusively to theaters to count down to the release of Newsom's new album, also called "Divers." Newsom appeared in Anderson's most recent film, "Inherent Vice," playing a role that spurred some fascinating conversations with other fans of the film, and she's a remarkable vocalist as well. Anderson directed the first video from her album, "Sapokanikan," and I've watched it four or five times now. It's a challenging song, and Newsom's performance is so vulnerable and raw that it's hard to look away.