Director Brian McNelis' East of Sunset will be screened on April 5 and April 7 at the 7th annual The Method Fest Independent Film Festival in Calabasas, Ca.
The movie is a music-driven project created to showcase the early songs of Waits' career. The soundtrack consists entirely of covers of songs written by Waits in his early years from 1973 through 1983. Among the artists covering Waits songs are Lydia Lunch, Pete Shelley, Alex Chilton, The Wedding Present, Dave Alvin, and Drugstore, as well as on-camera performances, songs and adapted score elements by Francisco slo-core band [The] Caseworker.
The drama stars Emily Stiles as a pill-addicted twentysomething who falls for a recreational heroin user, while dealing with her own issues.
The film's website has a movie clip of [The] Caseworker's version of Old Shoes.
UPDATE: This movie will be released as a dvd in the near future.
UPDATE TWO: tracks by Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Thindersticks did not make the final cut of this movie.