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R.E.M. Roll Out "Collapse Into Now Film Project" With Music Films for Each Song on Upcoming New Album

Directors Include James Franco, Sam Taylor-Wood, Albert Maysles and Michael Stipe

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/03/11 -- R.E.M. is gearing up to roll out the Collapse Into Now Film Project, a selection of films accompanying each song on the band's upcoming album, directed by notable artists and filmmakers and personally curated by singer Michael Stipe. The list of directors includes Oscar-nominated actor James Franco; filmmaker, photographer, and conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood; and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. See a full list of directors below.

The films will be unveiled for viewing at broadcast and web outlets over the course of the next several weeks, so please stay tuned to remhq.com for schedule and details.

In its four-star review, Rolling Stone calls Collapse Into Now "a portrait of full-grown artists who reached the top long ago but decided to stick together and ride out the decades. You can hear a lot of shared history in the music, but you can also hear conflict, confusion, doubt -- exactly the kind of recipe that R.E.M. thrive on." Spin finds the band "refreshed and refueled for a new alt-rock reckoning."

Collapse Into Now will be released by Warner Bros. Records on March 8th. "It Happened Today" is currently available on iTunes as an "Instant Download" track for those who pre-order the Deluxe Version. Visit R.E.M.'s YouTube channel for lyric videos for several tracks on Collapse Into Now at http://www.youtube.com/user/remhq.

R.E.M. Collapse Into Now Film Project
Directors

1) DISCOVERER
Directors: Michael Stipe and Lynda Stipe

2) ALL THE BEST
Director: James Herbert

3) ÜBERLIN
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood

4) OH MY HEART
Director: Jem Cohen

5) IT HAPPENED TODAY
Director: Tom Gilroy

6) EVERY DAY IS YOURS TO WIN
Directors: Jim McKay, Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch

7) MINE SMELL LIKE HONEY
Director: Dominic DeJoseph

8) WALK IT BACK
Director: Sophie Calle

9) ALLIGATOR_AVIATOR_AUTOPILOT_ANTIMATTER
Director: Lance Bangs

10) THAT SOMEONE IS YOU
Director: James Franco

11) ME, MARLON BRANDO, MARLON BRANDO AND I
Directors: Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan

12) BLUE
Director: James Franco

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