SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival


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The enthralling 2014 edition of the SOUND ON SCREEN MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL kicks off as the 10th South African HORRORFEST wraps, overlapping at 8:30pm on Friday 7 November.
Expect music and motion pictures to meet in the most spectacular and diverse fashion, with an exciting range of music-linked documentaries, concert films and tour movies you’re unlikely to see in any South African cinema – From Pop, Classical and Irish Folk, to Rock, Industrial, Metal and Southern African subjects, incl. specific bands, groups and artists (like Björk and Ministry), a look at the power of music’s healing quality, age old traditions, competition, a fly on the wall tour across America, musical genius, Rock-linked comic books, Metal in Botswana and more.

(Full line-up and screening times below)
Linked with SAE and WildFire Tattoos & Body Piercing (Canal Walk) – expect tattoo & piercing voucher prizes!
7-13 November at the Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town)
Tickets: R40
On-line booking: https://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/572-sound-on-screen-music-film-festivalor call: 021 424 5927
Official site: www.flamedrop.com/sos
Like: www.facebook.com/SoundOnScreenFilmFest

MOVIE LINE-UP:

BJöRK Biophilia Live
Part of the global cinema release of Björk’s awe-inspiring and innovative new concert film.
“A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment . . . Heavenly constellations billow across dark sections of screen above the stage, sometimes engulfing Björk like she is some kind of gargantuan space goddess. . . there are some gorgeous emotional depths here too, especially when the swooping harmonies of [the accompanying all-female Icelandic chorus] are given full rein.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

AUSTIN TO BOSTON
5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds. But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together.
Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.

MINISTRY – FIX
The intense back stage documentary FIX looks at Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker’s groundbreaking band Ministry during their mid-’90s tour, at the top of their game and on a self-destructive collision course. Not to be missed (especially with Ministry playing 1 show in SA on 4 March on their final tour! – supported by local bands Terminatryx and The Slashdogs)

ONE MINUTE FOR CONDUCTORS
More than 130 young conductors from all over the world converge on the Italian city of Trento to compete in the Antonio Pedrotti International Competition for Orchestra Conductors. The contestants face a week of grueling tests as they vie to show the demanding judges who is the most talented young conductor. Three teams film the contestants throughout the competition, capturing their nerves, their joys and disappointments, and their thoughts on this difficult and largely overlooked profession.

THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS
A fascinating documentary on Todd Loren and his unauthorized comic book creations of bands from KISS, Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd and Metallica, to Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and loads more.
While some artists (Guns ‘n Rose and Bon Jovi) wanted to sue him, others backed him (incl. the unlikely Gene Simmons from Kiss, Jerry Garcia from Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason).
Loren was murdered under suspicious circumstance…
Features Alice Cooper, Mojo Nixon & others

MARCH OF THE GODS – BOTSWANA METALHEADS
An eye-opening documentary focussing on the (unexpected) Metal scene in the (unlikely) African location of Botswana, with a focus on the band Wrust.
Interviews with local bands, fans, musicians and people who offered anthropological insights into the subculture and its history sheds light on this passionate expression and the people who live for it.

THE HEALING NOTES
How far can music penetrate to ease human beings’ wounded souls? Granada. Palestine. Barcelona. A Pediatric’s Oncology Department. The Palestinian conflict. Women who have lost their freedom. And the notes from Schumann, Haendel or Bach devoted by classical music group Garnati Ensemble to soothe the pain for those fleeting moments.

THE HEIR OF LISZT
How does musical genius come about? The documentary THE HEIR OF LISZT tells about the unusual life of the 11-year-old piano genius and composer Michael Andreas Häringer and sheds light on some of the lesser known aspects of the biographies of his famous ancestors, Franz Liszt and Sophie Menter.

BRIGHT VISION (Aisling Gheal)
Sean-nós is considered to be the holy grail of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Gaelic history.
Aisling Gheal are a team of women passionately keeping Sean-nós alive and attracting young protégés all the time. Amongst them is 10-year-old Shahira Apraku who attends the local Gaelscoil and embodies an entire new generation of Irish speakers.
Shahira’s journey, the struggles of the women, the songs of the Sean-nós and the flow of the Sullane river provide parallel intersecting narrative vehicles for this documentary, yielding insights into this part of our culture and challenging some of our key contemporary notions of ‘Irishness’ in the process.

SCREENING TIMES:

Friday 7 November
8:30pm – BJORK Biophilia Live

Saturday 8 November
1:45pm – ONE MINUTE FOR CONDUCTORS
4:00pm – AUSTIN TO BOSTON
6:15pm – THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS
8:30pm – MINISTRY FIX

Sunday 9 November
1:45pm – BRIGHT VISION
4:00pm – THE HEIR OF LISZT
6:15pm – THE HEALING NOTES
8:30pm – BJORK Biophilia Live

Monday 10 November
4:00pm – THE HEALING NOTES
6:15pm – ONE MINUTE FOR CONDUCTORS
8:30pm – THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS

Tuesday 11 November
4:00pm – MARCH OF THE GODS
6:15pm – BRIGHT VISION
8:30pm – AUSTIN TO BOSTON

Wednesday 12 November
4:00pm – THE HEIR OF LISZT
6:15pm – MINISTRY FIX
8:30pm – BJORK Biophilia Live

Thursday 13 November
4:00pm – MINISTRY FIX
6:15pm – THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS
8:30pm – MARCH OF THE GODS

On-line booking: https://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/572-sound-on-screen-music-film-festival or call: 021 424 5927
Official site: www.flamedrop.com/sos
Like: www.facebook.com/SoundOnScreenFilmFest

 

SOUND ON SCREEN
Music Film Festival

7 – 13 November
[ Labia Theatre, Cape Town ]

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