BILLY CORGAN Announces A Silent Film Called ‘Pillbox’

September 20, 2017

From outta nowhere, Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan today (Sept 20) announced “Pillbox”, a silent film set to music from his forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced solo album “Ogilala”, due out October 13th.


Said Corgan, “I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie. Art is art. And together the two pieces create a work unto itself.”

Inspired by a hero’s journey, “Pillbox” is inspired by a hero’s journey and was written & directed by Corgan. The movie stars: Harry Holmes, Rai Quartley, Anna Steers, Kalpana Pot, Hardeep Manak, Los Angela, Paul Seroka, Amelya Hensley and Ike Catcher.


Corgan also announced 4 LIMITED SCREENINGS… London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. PT.

From Billy’s Official Facebook Page – “Pillbox” screenings:

October 05 – London, UK @ Royal Society of Arts *
October 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Feliz Theatre +
October 11 – Chicago, IL @ Music Box Theatre #
October 12 – New York, NY @ Tribeca Screening Room #

* Appearance by Corgan
# Appearances by Corgan and co-director Linda Strawberry
+ Appearances by co-director Linda Strawberry and select cast members

Corgan announced “Ogilala” last month and released a track called “Aeronaut”. The album was recorded in Malibu at Shangri La Studios and will be available digitally as well as physically on CD and 180-gram gatefold vinyl.

Corgan is touring North America (solo ACOUSTIC) starting Oct 14 in Brooklyn, New York and finished up Nov 12 in LA, California.


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