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’
Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland StoryPosy Dixon IFFR 2020 63′
The soulful life story of Beverly Glenn-Copeland, for whom recognition as a visionary musician came late in life.
The story of Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a composer of dreamy, electronic soul music so far ahead of his time, that he only met with sold-out venues at the age of 74. Also the story of an inspirational transgender who came out when homosexuality was still illegal.
Drag KidsMegan Wennberg IFFR 2020 78′
You can be a drag queen aged 9 or 11, if you just have the right make-up, clothes and attitude.
Can you be a drag queen at a young age? Of course you can: Stephan (9), Nemis (9), Jason (11) and Bracken (11) provide living proof. Only when they dress campily with fabulous make-up can they be themselves. Highlight: their performance at Montreal Pride.
Heel-and-ToeMaxim Tomash IFFR 2020 77′
Upbeat documentary portrait of Antoha MC, a Russian hipster, rapper and trumpeter capturing Eastern European hearts with his positive music.
Russian self-made rapper Anton makes upbeat, personal hip-hop, with increasing success. Touring Eastern Europe as Antoha MC, he needs little more than his trumpet, hamster and a good mood. This affectionate travel documentary shows how millennials all over Eastern Europe party to his equally playful and critical music.