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You Can See Radiohead’s New Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Music Video at AFI Silver This Weekend

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Radiohead hasn’t announced a Washington date for its upcoming tour in support of the band’s just-released ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, but lead singer Thom Yorke will be appearing in Silver Spring for the next week. Well, on screen at least. Starting Friday night, AFI Silver Theatre will show the Oxford rock group’s new music video—shot by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson—for the quiet piano ballad “Daydreaming” before select showings of Sing Street. 

The seven-minute video, which is being shown on 35-millimeter film, captures Yorke sleepily passing through various locations—a laundromat, a beach, an empty building, and a store aisle, among others—while the song plays in the background. “Daydreaming” is allegedly about Yorke’s split with his partner of 23 years as well as his struggle to settle down his anxious, relentless mind. It’s as if the ephemerality of the places in Anderson’s video serves to remind us that he lacks a home in both the real world and his internal world. It’s all very sad and beautiful and worthy of purchasing a ticket to see it on the big screen.

The times to see “Daydreaming,” all prior to Sing Street showings, are May 13 at 7:10 and 9:25 PM, May 14 at 9:45 PM, May 15 at 9:45 PM, May 16 at 9:25 PM, May 17 at 9:25 PM, May 18 at 9:25 PM, and May 19 at 9:25 PM.