Events: Music Documentaries and Live Concert Films|
Posted Nov 06, 2012 - 04:51 PM
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Music to your eyes at Cornwall Film Festival. A packed programme at this year’s Cornwall Film Festival promises to offer something for everyone and a new strand offers some particular treats for music fans this year...
Music on Film brings a number of highly acclaimed music documentaries and live concert films that would not otherwise get the big screen treatment in Cornwall.
Included in this strand is the outstanding documentary, Marley, directed by Kevin Macdonald, which is an exhaustive, even-handed portrait of Bob Marley that offers electrifying concert footage and fascinating insights into reggae’s greatest star.
Shut Up and Play The Hits documents LCD Soundsystem’s final show on April 2nd 2011 at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” Shut Up and Play the Hits is simultaneously a document of a once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates both the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. Whether you are a fan of LCD Soundsystem or have never even heard of them, this documentary is compelling, entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny.
Don’t Think, documents The Chemical Brother’s “mind-bending” audiovisual live show at the iconic Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, where they played a headline set in front of 50,000 fans. Immersing us in the thick of a frenetic crowd, Don’t Think captures the synaesthetic barrage of sound, film and light and the transforming effect it has on its audience. Directed by Adam Smith, one of the show’s visual creators, this film takes the audience on a magical realist psychedelic journey where they feel the show rather than merely watch it.
Searching for Sugar Man, which tells the incredible story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was and is described by Rolling Stone as “a fresh and unexpected documentary that plays like a nail-biting mystery and a ticket to ride the whirlwind where art and commerce do battle.****"
More information on all the films, workshops and events at this year’s Cornwall Film Festival can be found on the festival website.
Tickets for all events are on sale now via www.wtwcinemas.co.uk
The festival opening reception is on Friday 9th November at 7.30pm where all are invited to join the festival team for a complementary glass of wine and sweet and savoury scones provided by Cornwall College Hospitality.