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’
A Punk DaydreamJimmy Hendrickx IFFR 2019 65′
Punks in Jakarta live on society’s margins, fighting for their identity like the indigenous people.
Punk is not dead in Indonesia. There is more at stake than ever. The young street punks in this film are shunned by society and risk incarceration for their appearance. With the Dayak people as their example, they fight for their homeland and against corruption and hypocrisy.
Carmine Street GuitarsRon Mann IFFR 2019 80′
Portrait of Rick Kelly, who makes guitars from wood from old buildings in New York − and of his musical customers.
Old wood is more resonant, says luthier Rick Kelly. Which is why he uses wood from old buildings in New York for his instruments, popular with famous and less famous musicians alike. A portrait of a music shop that exudes the atmosphere of the old Greenwich Village, as the neighbourhood inevitably changes.
Niblock's Sound Spectrums − Within Invisible RiversThomas Maury IFFR 2019 110′
Composer-filmmaker Phill Niblock helped pioneer minimal music. Using microtonal variations, he creates almost tangible drones.
Since the sixties, minimal music pioneer Phill Niblock has created a unique oeuvre of images and sound. Informed by his search for beauty in the everyday, whether a roaring engine or a sunset. He continues to inspire younger generations with his optimism and drone compositions.
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.