Every night a different music genre, explored in a unique setting with live extras. What links these documentaries is their attention to social background.
Films in ‘Scopitone’
De koning van de Nederlandstalige rock & rollBastiaan Bosma IFFR 2019 33′
Obscure singer-songwriter Ricky de Sire lives for his music. His aim: to make the best Dutch-language rock ‘n’ roll ever.
Fascinating portrait of Eric de Boer, AKA Ricky de Sire, self-declared king of Dutch-language rock ‘n’ roll. For nearly 4 decades, this singer-songwriter has worked steadily on an oeuvre that is as idiosyncratic as it is misunderstood. The eternal outsider retains the hope that one day he’ll break through to a mass audience with his life’s work.
Una banda de chicasMarilina Giménez IFFR 2019 83′
This is your chance to explore Buenos Aires’ electrifying nightlife from the angle of the contemporary female music scene.
A direct, unpolished portrait of the alternative music scene in Buenos Aires, seen from a strictly female perspective. Former musician Marilina Giménez introduces a colourful series of local acts by women who control their own look and sound – and are not afraid to challenge the prevailing norms.
It All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville SongwriterChusy IFFR 2019 80′
Well-established yet unknown songwriters in Nashville talk about their craft and explain why this city in particular is so musical.
Since time immemorial, Nashville has exerted an intense pull on songwriters – people who have written hits for artists like P!nk, Rihanna, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, whilst remaining anonymous. This film focuses on them; they talk about their craft and its magic. And about Nashville, of course.
While You Live, ShinePaul Duane IFFR 2019 80′
Only one type of contemporary music appeals to this dedicated 78 RPM LP collector: melancholy Greek folk music from Epirus.
This enchanting documentary immerses itself in the transcendental Greek folk music of Epirus. An American collector of 78 RPM LPs travels to those sun-drenched climes, where centuries-old music stands the test of time. He discovers an authenticity he hasn’t been able to find his own country’s music for years.