R.E.M., circa 2007

In conjunction with this month’s release of its Live at the Olympia album, R.E.M. is presenting “This Is Not a Theatrical Release,” a series of limited sneak-preview screenings across the country of the “un-concert documentary” being packaged with the special 2CD/1DVD edition of its new live album.

Directed by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah (who produced the band’s video for “Supernatural Superserious”), “This Is Not a Show: Live at the Olympia in Dublin” will screen at select theaters and venues nationwide beginning tonight in Cambridge, Mass., and running through early November (see video clips below). Additionally, R.E.M. is holding a listening party and screening Oct. 26 in its hometown of Athens, Ga.

Due out Oct. 26, the 39-track live album and accompanying concert film was culled from five nights of “working rehearsals.” Michael Stipe and Co. played five concerts at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre during June and July of 2007 road-testing new songs prior to recording Accelerate, which came out the following year.

More details and Live at the Olympia’s full tracklisting are available here.

See screening dates and video from “This Is Not a Show” after the jump…

Screening dates: R.E.M., “This Is Not a Show: Live at the Olympia in Dublin”

Oct. 14: IFF Boston at the Brattle, Cambridge, MA
Oct. 16: The Plaza, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 18: The ShowRoom, Asbury Park, NJ
Oct. 22: The Egyptian, Boise, ID
Oct. 22: The Drexel, Columbus, OH
Oct. 23: Criterion Cinemas, New Haven, CT
Oct. 23: Madcap Theatres, Tempe, AZ
Oct. 23: The Nickelodeon, Columbia, SC
Oct. 23-24: Savoy 16, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Oct. 23-25: Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
Oct. 24: The Ryder presents at IU Fine Arts Theatre, Bloomington, IN
Oct. 24: The Capri Theatre, Montgomery, AL
Oct. 26: Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA (R.E.M. listening party/film screening)
Oct. 27: Cinema Purgatorio at the Kraine Theatre, New York, NY
Oct. 27: Downtown Independent, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 27: UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT
Oct. 30: The Bear Tooth, Anchorage, AK
Nov. 1: 941 Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 5: Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX

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