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Paco Ortiz - Spain – 2015 – 92’
A shy guy from Badalona “who found a treasure within him” celebrates a 25-year career with a unique concert. En route to Las Ventas, we review his journey, his blood, his heart and his loves. We touch upon all his facets, and all the fans and mentors make an appearance. From Serrat to Matilde Coral and María Dolores Pradera.
Suzanna Solakiewicz - Poland – 2014 – 79’
An audio-visual exploration of unique figure, Eugeniusz Rudnik, revolutionary artist from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, DJ and sampler avant la lettre, and mad scientist from the laboratory of discarded sounds. The aural world he created with magnetic tape and a pair of scissors takes solid form in this poetic documentary.
Alexander Dunn - United Kingdom, United States – 2015 – 94’
Meet the Roland T808, possibly the instrument that has spurred the most monumental change in pop music (after the electric guitar). Gloriously detailed, this film rolls out all the DJs, rappers, producers and genres that used it. Rick Rubin, Beastie Boys, Afrika Bambatta, Diplo and Phil Collins put their finger on the pulse behind the button.
Tony Palmer - United Kingdom – 1968 – 55’
Palmer looks at pop through 1968 eyes, giving voice to critics, preachers and crowned monarchs. A priest compares London to Sodom and Gomorra, while McCartney talks about using his power for good. Classical music begins its descent. Along the way, we hear live hits by Cream, The Beatles, The Who and Eric Burdon.
Tony Palmer - United Kingdom – 1977 – 51’
Episode 17 in Tony Palmer’s history of pop. The Beatles! Analyzed shortly after they broke up! From The Cavern to Maharishi, from George Martin to Derek Taylor, from “Love me do” to “All you need is love”, the director conjures a vision of the Fab 4 that’s more profound, cohesive and revolutionary than anything we’ve seen before.
Cold war and the wall. Decadence, uniforms and squatters. Glacial electronica and twilight post-punk. Mark Reeder woz there and sipped on the mysterious essence of Berlin 1979-89: free, strange, intense and brimming with dark characters from the nocturnal underworld, like Nick Cave, Christine F. and Blixa Bargeld of Einstürzende Neubaten.
Stephen Kijak - United Kingdom, United States – 2015 – 106’
“What do you do when you’re an adult in a boy band?” Valid question to ask the biggest pop group on the planet from 1999 and 2002. This film emotionally probes the early days and maturing (and resulting conflicts) of these teen idols, through thieving managers, squabbles and stardom, right up to the 20th anniversary in London in 2012.
Tony Palmer - United Kingdom – 1974 – 105’
The Dont look back of Cohen. A unique vision of the singer-songwriter in the midst of his jinxed 1972 world tour, grappling with groupies on heat, weathering hostility from promoters and contemplating the meaning of everything. And the songs: “Suzanne”, “Sisters of mercy”, “So long Marianne”... A sage of pop music captured at a crucial moment.
Tony Palmer - United Kingdom – 1987 – 91’
Callas, super-soprano, proud yet insecure, at loggerheads with the press and prisoner of a torturous affair with shipping magnate Aristo Onassis, lived much like a character in her arias. This is the incredible story of her spirit, art, eternal internal battle, and of the men that shaped and adored her. And broke her.
Brett Morgen - United States – 2015 – 132’
Montage of Heck is the most empathic and complete exploration of Cobain’s soul. Family, friends, ex-girlfriends and ex-Nirvana members come with their hands full: photos, super-8 footage of his childhood, notebooks, phone calls, early interviews. All topped off with animated fragments!
Hervé Martin-Delpierre - France – 2015 – 85’
The French duo has built its career with robotic determination, but there are two humans behind it all. We peel off the mask from the electronic couple, and trace their rise from Darlin’ (first band) to (semi-anonymous) world mega-stardom. Pharrell Williams, Skrillex, Kanye West and Michel Gondry applaud their stamina, vision and passion.
Ferran Aromí Folch, Messidor Rodriguez, Miguel Ciprés - Spain – 2015 – 90’
Rave against the machine. Squat heroes and the nightmare of their homegrown record label, these dudes from La Garriga were “world farmer music from the valleys”, rebel ranchers and reggae with bulerías. The most laid back, committed, pioneering boletaire mestizo group, in all its glory, and with all band members present. God save the jondo.
Alexis Morante - Spain – 2015 – 88’
The path is the goal. Bunbury takes a leap of faith and humility by embarking on an austere imperial tour “like olden-day rockers”: band, van and highway. An exercise in finding one’s roots, laden with reasons to trip up, fall and get back up again. A rock star and his band, and 228 tickets sold in Salt Lake City.
Jorge Catoni - Chile – 2014 – 42’
Winner of the Best National Music Documentary of the 11th In-Edit Chile edition
Only two of the nine Parra Sandoval brothers and sisters are still alive: the eldest and the youngest: Óscar Parra shaped his artistic life far from Nicanor’s academic Violeta’s European stages, or Roberto’s bohemian ways. Circus was his thing, where he earned prestige under the nicknames Tony Canarito and Tata Picarón. In the year in which the entire country celebrated Nicanor Parra’s 100th birthday, this documentary shows us who he is and how «el conchito» – the baby –of this monumental family lived.
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Rubén Rojo Aura - Colombia, Mexico, Spain – 2015 – 73’
A story about falling in love: Chavela Vargas and Federico García Lorca, “siblings in another life”. Vargas, fan and shaman, seeks to “throw a party for Federico”: at 93 years of age, she travels to Spain to pay tribute to the murdered poet. As her last concert draws near, we approach her hypnotic aura, memories and words.
Sandra Trostel - Germany – 2015 – 81’
Dancing with Cage, but without Cage. A crusade in search of Cage’s sound, today, at the hand of composer and pianist Francesco Tristano. Cage's quotes are accompanied by the musician's pieces in an expedition which seeks to unravel, street by street, the instructions and admonitions of the maestro in perpetual pursuit of randomness.
Toti García, Nessim Castaño - Spain – 2015 – 83’
Toy xylophones and drills. A gorgeous ode to curiosity, continuity, self-management and perseverance: this is the Barcelonese “informal experimental” scene, cult new punk from an unsnobby avant-garde. From Pascal Comelade to Cabo San Roque, from Communiqué to Sidecar (every Tuesday), from cassettes to singles. A label which is a strange family.
Tony Palmer - United Kingdom – 1973 – 54’
Here we find the diary of his 1971 voyage to Nigeria (which the drummer undertook to unravel the mysteries of African rhythm) narrated in his own words and captured by Palmer. Prepare yourselves for touaregs, humor, sand and more sand, Fela Kuti live, tambour jams, automobile accidents and more jungle adventures.
Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak - United States – 2015 – 117’
He was THE bassist. A tortured and complex being, innocent and haughty, who turned music (jazz or otherwise) on its head. A monumental film, bursting with stars and archive, which reveals the rise and fall of Pastorius, from Florida to stardom, and from there to the gutter. Flea, Sting, Joni Mitchell and an unparalleled line-up of jazz-funkers trace his path.
Amy Berg - United States – 2015 – 106’
At last! One of the most long-awaited documentaries in history. Janis Joplin: from strange small-town Texan bird to global youth icon. The raspiest voice of the Sixties triumphed in rock, but her personal blues sentenced her to die young. Unique archive footage, dazzling interviews and Cat Power reading her letters.
November 7th, closing of the festival (session not included in vouchers)