Music and the Makers

WHITE RIOT

WHITE RIOT

WINNER · DOCUMENTARY AWARD · LONDON FILM FESTIVAL In 1977, racist rhetoric divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo? With the exploding punk scene in Britain clashing with the growth of the xenophobic National Front in the late 1970s, and famous musos making anti-immigration statements on stage, a group of …

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THE GO-GO'S

THE GO-GO’S

Born from the LA punk scene, The Go-Go’s were an all-girl band who played their own instruments, wrote their own songs and made their own rules. The perfect fit for the rise of MTV, they were all attitude and colour, with hits like We’ve Got The Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, and Vacation breaking new …

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Beats

BEATS

Shot in the stark black and white of a xeroxed night club flyer, Beats is an energetic, nostalgic flashback to 1990’s Scotland, set over one last night out as new laws now criminalise youth culture and those found ‘gathering around repetitive beats’ of the housing commission’s thumping underground electronic dance music uprising. Against this backdrop, …

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Mr Jimmy

MR. JIMMY

Winner · Festival Director’s Award · Cinetopia Film Festival. Think there’s only one way to play “Stairway to Heaven”? Think again. Akio Sakurai can perform distinct note-for-note versions from any era of Led Zeppelin you’d care to name, down to the specific bootleg recording. For 35 years Sakurai was a Tokyo salaryman by day, and …

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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

During the doldrums of the Thatcher years, there’s not much for a bright UK teenager to do in the drab factory town of Luton, England, except plot how to get out. It’s worse if you, like Javed (Viveik Kalra), are pressured by your embittered workaholic father, worse still if you’re menaced by racist skinheads. But …

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I Used to Be Normal

I USED TO BE NORMAL

Go behind the screams in this delightful documentary about the pains and pleasures of being a Number 1 fan. One Direction, Backstreet Boys, Take That and of course the original boy band themselves, The Beatles. At first glance are hordes of devoted screaming fangirls, but underneath is a passion for music, a catharsis for the …

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Hearts beat loud

HEARTS BEAT LOUD

The ultimate low-key, feelgood comedy, starring Nick Offerman, Toni Collette, Blythe Danner and Ted Danson. When his landlady (Toni Collette) reluctantly raises the rent, Frank’s (Offerman) life choices are pulled into sharp focus, helped along by his friend and local barkeep Dave (Ted Danson) along with his quiet determination to dust off his old music …

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