The city-centre Maldà cinema will show films about music with In-Edit, that will be part of the Primavera a la Ciutat for the fourth consecutive year. The documentary cinema festival that started in Barcelona in 2003, offers the possibility to enjoy music from a cinema perspective.
At this edition there will be a total of four films screening in the weekend before the festival in the evening."The Punk Singer", "Charles Bradley: Soul of America", "Lou Reed's Berlin" and "loudQUIETloud: A film about The Pixies".
ACCESS TO THE FILMS IS TOTALLY FREE SUBJECT TO THE CAPACITY OF THE VENUE
LOUDQUIETLOUD: A FILM ABOUT THE PIXIES (STEVEN CANTOR, MATTHEW GALKIN / USA / 2006 / 85' / OV)
Friday 23th may, 20:00h
“Where is my mind”, “Hey”, “Here comes your man”, “U-Mass”, “Caribou”, Gouge away”, “Nimrod's son”, “In Heaven”, “Wave of mutilation”, “Bone machine”, “Cactus”, and “Monkey gone to heaven” are some of the songs that are included in loudQUIETloud, the documentary about the Pixies, an impressive list that does not need an introduction as the Pixies are the most influential independent band of the 80s and 90s. The Pixies: Frank Black, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering. A machine that alternates between melodic sound and silence (the defining Loud-Quiet-Loud that describes them and is also the title of the documentary) a band that invented US indie almost effortlessly, building the model that all future bands would follow. Without going any further, Kurt Cobain himself declared: “Basically what I was trying to do with Nirvana was to rip off the Pixies”. And what happened to the Pixies? In a few words, after seven years (1986-1993) and five of the most award-winning albums in the history of rock (amongst them Surfer Rosa and Doolittle), the band split amidst oaths, addictions and insults. Only twelve years later, in 2004, they reformed. loudQUIETloud follows them on their tour that very year, recording a band whose members had family and children and that nevertheless continued to try to heal wounds, re-examine their career and satisfy their faithful fans. Between simmering tensions and reunions, the Pixies are still Loud.
CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA (POULL BRIEN / USA / 2012 / 75' / OV)
Saturday 24Th may, 20:00h
This documentary shows the extraordinary change in life that the aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley experienced after releasing his first LP at the age of 62. The director Poull Brien documents the mixture of tragedy, surrender, hope and late-in-life triumph of this soulman, admirer of James Brown and makes the spectator live through the uncertain, painful but exciting months between his 62nd birthday and the unprecedented debut that catapulted him into a world tour and to realise a dream 48 years in the making.
LOU REED'S BERLIN (JULIAN SCHNABEL / UK / 2007 / 85' / OV)
Sunday 25th may, 18:00h
A 33-year wait but some things are worth waiting for. Berlin (1973), Lou Reed’s legendary album, is a macabre and grandiose piece of work about the dark sisters of love: jealousy, rage and loss. It was at once a huge commercial failure and a great artistic triumph. Maybe few were ready for that monumental opera: “the most depressing album ever made”. Anyway, Berlin was never performed live and the story of Caroline and her drugged up love stories in the German city was shelved for 33 years. Until 2006. In December of that year, finally, Berlin came back to life in a series of six concerts in Brooklyn.
Many things contributed to making that event -and this film- something unique: the impressionist camera of Julian Schnabel, the seven-piece orchestra, the members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, the performances by Fernando Saunders, Sharon Jones, Antony, Steve Hunter and Rob Wasserman, the film about Caroline by Lola Schnabel that was screened simultaneously to the music… And what music. And what lyrics! Lou Reed’s lyrics of course. A sublime cinematographic piece, an incredible artist and well worth waiting for.
THE PUNK SINGER (SINI ANDERSON / USA / 2013 / 81' / OV)
Sunday 25th may, 20:00h
Sini Anerson’s film is about the life of the singer Kathleen Hanna, who fronted the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, a feminist icon and member of the riot grrl movement. A woman of extremes, her critics begged her to stop screaming and her followers prayed that nothing would happen to her, but in 2005 Hanna decided to stop without any explanation whatsoever and many wondered why. Using 20 years of archival footage and personal interviews Hanna’s intimacy is revealed for the first time, in a documentary that takes the viewers on a fantastic trip through contemporary music and gives a previously unseen portrayal of the life of this brave leader.
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