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Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have released a new documentary depicting their friendship the creative process around their collaboration that led to the joint album Lotta Sea Lice. The film is directed by Kurt Vincent and Irene Chin and features interview clips with both Vile and and Barnett alongside  live performance clips from the duo’s performance at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre in New Jersey.

The new documentary, called Friends of Wonder,

A lavish New Jersey theater saved by a dedicated group of locals. Rising dramatically from a cluster of discount stores, dive bars and pawn shops, The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater is an outlier among its surroundings in Jersey City’s bustling Journal Square.

New Jersey’s second-largest city is a quick train trip from New York City, with a view of the Manhattan skyline from across the Hudson River. It has seen significant redevelopment lately, but still it’s not known for its beauty; mostly, it’s a city focused on industry.

The Loew’s exterior evokes a bygone era of architectural grandeur, with intricate embellishments creeping up the stone walls and a vintage marquee, slightly run-down yet oozing with the glamour of old Hollywood. But it’s the inside of the theater that takes your breath away.

A concert performed by musical soul-mates who live on different sides of the world. A pair of filmmakers telling these two idiosyncratic stories in one documentary. The uplifting tale behind Friends of Wonder.