¿ THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
(Edward Lovelace, James Hall, UK). 80 minutes. Rating: NNNN Fans of Scottish musician Edwyn Collins were devastated to learn of the former Orange Juice frontman’s devastating stroke in 2005. Edward Lovelace and James Hall’s impressionistic documentary catches up with him as he pieces himself back together, making a delicate return to public life with the help of his devoted wife, Grace Maxwell.
The Possibilities Are Endless is in no way a conventional recovery picture. It spends its first half in a miasma of overwhelming sound and imagery, forcing us to occupy Collins’s head space before edging into the real world. And as it rights itself, we have some tiny idea what its subject endured in his recovery, and appreciate the beautiful music he made afterward all the more. NW Apr 30, 9: 30 pm, Scotiabank Theatre 4; May 1, 1: 30 pm, Scotiabank Theatre 3; May 3, 7: 30 pm, The Royal Cinema.