|The creators of the South African HORRORFEST-, X FEST-, and CELLUDROID Film Festivals are launching this brand new and exciting music-themed event at the legendary Labia Theatre (28 April - 2 May 2010) |
Across 5 days, this eye- and ear-popping event will screen a range of exciting feature films and documentaries dealing with this essential part of our existence:
These movies encapsulate various genres and musical personalities, from Rock, Pop and Metal, to Rap / Hip-Hop, Punk, Blues and even a high school marching band.
In addition to several theatrical premieres and DVD launches, there will also be amazing music prizes & give-aways.
SOUND ON SCREEN will host the launch of 3 new DVD releases:
> FOKOFPOLISIEKAR - in-depth documentary on this SA phenomenon (Ster Kinekor)
> IT MIGHT GET LOUD - looking at the electric guitar via legends Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack Black (Nu Metro)
> VOICE OF DESTRUCTION - The V.O.D Archives Vol. II: Live '93 & Europe '95-'96 - 3hrs of on- & off-stage mayhem from the Godfathers of South African Metal across 3 years, from SA through Europe (ENT Entertainment / Flamedrop Productions)
THE LINE-UP & SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL
8:15pm: F*K*FPOLISIEKAR (DVD launch + filmmaker Q&A after the screening)
THURSDAY 29 APRIL
8:15pm: TAKING WOODSTOCK (special pre-release screening of Ang Lee’s new movie)
FRIDAY 30 APRIL
8:15pm: UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US (South African theatrical premier)
SAT 1 MAY
4:15pm: FROM THE 50 YARD LINE (South African theatrical premier)
6:15pm: HATED: GG Allin & The Murder Junkies
8:15pm: ROCK THE BELLS
SUN 2 MAY
4:15pm: IT MIGHT GET LOUD (DVD launch + South African theatrical premier)
6:15pm: GET THRASHED: The Story Of Thrash Metal
8:15pm: BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES
The festival will open with the DVD launch of Fly On The Wall Productions’ explosive rockumentary, FOKOFPOLISIEKAR: Forgive Them For They Know not What They Do. Through interviews with band members, music press and enthusiasts, live footage, photography, and of course the music, director Bryan Little tells the remarkable story of 5 young South African friends who decided to start a rock band in their own language (Afrikaans), and on their own terms - inadvertently spearheading a new direction in South African music. Encounter Documentary Festival Audience Award Winner.
A filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening (& include audience DVD & signed poster give-aways)
There will be a special theatrical premier screening of Oscar winning director Ang Lee’s new offering TAKING WOODSTOCK, before its official South African big screen release. The coming of age comedy is set during the legendary late-‘60s Woodstock festival and how a family inadvertently had a hand in making it the pivotal cultural happening it became.
IT MIGHT GET LOUD features THE EDGE (U2), JIMMY PAGE (Led Zeppelin), and JACK WHITE (The White Stripes).
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim explores the instrument that changed music history - the electric guitar, with the focus on the careers and styles of three very significant generations via Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The stories conveyed, dissected analysis, experiences shared (and of course the gleaming instruments and distinct rock sounds of each) is a guitar junkie’s dream. A remarkable bringing together of three highly influential musicians. This will be the South African theatrical premier screening and will serve as the launch of this title on DVD during the week of the SOUND ON SCREEN FESTIVAL (and will include audience DVD give-aways).
The brilliant BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES takes a critical look at the homogenization of popular music with commentary by some of the industry's biggest talents like Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Erykah Badu, Branford Marsalis, Questlove, Bonnie Raitt, Les Paul and many more. Fans and industry insiders also reveal their thoughts and experiences. While from an American perspective, that is the base from where every country take their cues.
The movie also features great live footage from various musicians.
The film pulls back the curtain to expose the sad truth behind today's "artificial" music stars. "The reality is that superficiality is in,"
says Marsalis, "And depth and quality is kind of out." This award-winning movie is a must-see for all music lovers, -fans, and musicians alike. Directed by Andrew Shapter.
Another striking documentary is UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US. Directors Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell moved to Norway for a year to get the inside story on the controversial Black Metal extreme music movement rising in Scandinavia during the ‘90s, with a fierce anti-religious stance delivered with corpse-paint and an even more abrasive audio attack, things soon spiralled out of control of in-fighting, church burnings, murder and suicide.
Features revealing interviews with key players and commentators including Varg Vikerness, Gylve Nagell, Jan Axel Blomberg, Harmony Korine, Kjetil Haraldstad & others.
The powerful soundtrack includes Burzum, Darkthrone, Enslaved, Gogoroth, Mayhem, Ulver, Black Dice, Sunn O))), Boards Of Canada, Lesser.
From the Slamdance Festival comes ROCK THE BELLS, a whirlwind documentary around an event that was to reunite the legendary Rap group The Wu-Tang Clan.
When a promoter’s dream Rap / Hip-Hop festival line-up combined all of the individual Wu Tang Clan members, a reunion of sorts was inevitable. That was however easier said than done...
This tense documentary looks at the event’s planning, execution and spiraling out of control in a nail biting ride filled with beats, rhymes and madness, as one man and his team try to contain a situation on the brink of exploding.
Features The Wu-Tang Clan, Redman, Dilated Peoples, Chali 2na, DJ NuMark, Sage Francis, MC Supernatural & his son Haj, Eyedea + Abilities, Chang Wiseberg, Carla Garcia, Brian Valdez.
Directed by Denis Henry Hennelly & Casey Sucha.
FROM THE 50 YARD LINE presents the American high school football field not only as a sports venue but also as a stage for the marching band. The viewer goes on an exciting adventure through band camp, auditions, the marching season, and the regional and national competitions. You see the great rewards of disciplined practice, the overlooked technical artistry of the group endeavor, and the important life changing effects of instrumental music education. Another layer delves into the misconceptions about marching bands, showing "band nerds" in a whole new light. Directed by Doug Lantz.
GET THRASHED: The Story of Thrash Metal covers the evolution, cultural impact, and musical influence of Thrash Metal - an extreme form of Heavy Metal which burst on to the scene in the early- to mid-1980s. Told first-hand by members of bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, as well as using raw, original show footage, writer/director Rick Ernst (MTV / VH1) demonstrates how and why many of these bands emerged from playing local parties and small clubs to headlining major arenas and stadiums.
Features insightful interviews and explosive music from over 50 arists, past and present, from the abovementioned pioneers, to Pantera, Exodus, Lamb of God, Testament, Shadows Fall, In Flames, Kreator, Destruction, Hatebreed and many more.
HATED: GG ALLIN & The Murder Junkies
"My mind's a machine gun, my body's the bullets, and the audience is the target" - GG Allin
GG Allin was named Jesus Christ by his mentally unstable father. From a young age GG’s rebellious nature was evident, and he turned into the last true rock & roll rebel whose frustrated, angry soul burst forth through music.
His intense, sleaze-filled outlaw punk-rock style went hand-in-hand with drug abuse, self-mutilation and attacks on the audience. Together with his misfit band of Murder Junkies their notorious shows erupted into events of mayhem and every possible bodily fluid, as a naked GG rampaged like a madman attacking himself and his audience, defecating on stage and bashing himself in the head with the microphone until the blood flowed.
This visceral documentary by Todd Phillips looks at the man and his music through the 1980s and early '90s, including interviews with GG, his band, friends, family and fans, with live shows and spoken word performance footage.
Always threatening to commit suicide on stage, GG died of a drug overdose in ‘93.
“A fascinating documentary on the man who makes Marilyn Manson look like Mister Rogers…” - Mean Street
Tickets: R25 each
Booking: call 021 424 5927 or book at The Labia Theatre
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