Director Mike Mills first made his mark on the silver screen with the Academy Award-winning film Beginners, but his back catalog is also filled with a number of music videos, including those for songs by Everything But The Girl ("Temperamental"), Moby ("Run On"), Air ("All I Need," "Sexy Boy"), Mansun ("Legacy") and Pulp ("Party Hard"). His appreciation of music also extends to the soundtracks of his films, and with 20th Century Women, his latest cinematic endeavor, he's managed to put together one of the most musically diverse compilations in recent memory. How else do you describe a compilation which sandwiches "Basin Street Blues," by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five between tracks by Talking Heads and The Raincoats? We're talking about a musical landscape which finds Fred Astaire, Benny Goodman, and Rudy Vallee rubbing elbows with Devo and The Buzzcocks. It shouldn't work, and yet somehow it does flawlessly!