Metal movies at Sound On Screen

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SOUND ON SCREEN

Music Film Festival

Streaming 25 February – 6 March

via Quicket.co.za

www.flamedrop.com/sos

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The SOUND ON SCREEN film festival celebrates one of humanity’s most essential creations:

MUSIC

Since 2010 Flamedrop Productions curated an amazing eclectic array of music-related movies, documentaries, concert films and subjects linked to music and sound in all of its forms from around the globe, this edition including Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, UK and beyond.

(see a list of some titles screened across the festival history at the end of this press release)

Traditionally a cinema-based indie festival, the 2022 edition of Sound On Screen will be its first on-line virtual event (streaming via Quicket), the main advantage of this being that viewers across South Africa can access any of the movies across the festival period in stead of being limited to a single screening in one particular city cinema.

From subdued, beautiful, lyrical musical sentiments all the way through to eruptions of audio genius, innovation, intensity, history and madness, and everything in between, you can expect genre variants from Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, African Music, Classical, Metal and Punk, to Choral, Disco, Experimental, ‘80s Pop Legends, Electronic, Folk, Garage, Jazz, even something for vinyl collectors and horror fans.

The exciting movies traverse moods across the spectrum, all illustrating the power of music:

serious, humorous, entertaining, enlightening, uplifting, heart breaking, inspiring, hopeful, informative, social commentary, educational, touching on the pandemic and more.

Where it has always mainly been a feature film oriented event, this year a wider range of short subjects are also included (compiled into feature length collections).

Besides affordable single tickets, a heavily discounted full festival pass gives the viewer access to everything at half the price.

R 30: Single movie pass

R 150: Full festival pass

THE FULL LINE-UP :

6 feature films and 6 feature length collections (comprising 28 short films and documentaries)

Booking & Streaming at Quicket.co.zahttps://qkt.io/8HYkj9

More details and updates at:

Festival Website: www.flamedrop.com/sos

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoundOnScreenFilmFest

YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/FlamedropProductions

REZ METAL

An inspiring documentary following an unknown Metal band from a Navajo reservation who lands the opportunity to record in Denmark with renowned Metallica produced Flemming Rasmussen.

(USA / Denmark)

THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR 

An in-depth documentary delving into the relationship between Heavy Metal music and Horror movies across history – incl. interviews with prominent musicians and filmmakers from Metallica, Slipknot, Anthrax and Alice Cooper, to Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Tom Savini and many more (with clips from a wide range of popular and more obscure horror movies)

(USA)

ONCE A PUNK… (DIMA PUNK…) 

This enlightening documentary follows a young Punk in Casablanca as he struggles to be himself in a society that looks down on his lifestyle.

(France / Morocco)

THE WHISPER OF THE MARIMBA

The marimba is the bridge between Africa and Latin America. This documentary looks across three generations of players at how the sound of the wooden xylophone connects the present-day life on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast with its African roots.

(Germany / Ecuador)

THE MAESTRO – A Symphony of Terror

This classical music-driven feature film is a loving tribute to the cult classics of the past, but also an exploration into deep philosophical issues about the nature of art, all against a horror backdrop of a failed composer losing his mind trying to bring his magnum opus to life.

(Thailand)

1247 

A look at the beautiful musical relationship between traditional gayageum player Bora Ju, and harpist Kihwa Lee.

(Korea)

ROCKUMENTARY DOUBLE FEATURE

Two rock-based documentaries

– CALM BEFORE… THE RISING STORM – a fascinating look at a one-album band from the ’60s whose popularity resurfaced with the high prices fetched for their rare original vinyl pressing (USA)

– THE REFLECTACLES ARE DEAD – a documentary feature of a band with a bright future, touring with Willy Nelson, but unexpectedly breaking up after the rigours of the road (USA)


MUSIC-THEMED SHORT FILM COLLECTION

Various music-related short subjects incl. fiction, doccies, music videos

– MENSVRETERS – BOEFLEWE MADE ME DO IT – SA cannibal rappers’ horror short film (South Africa / UK)

– CUCKOO! – comedy fiction (Netherlands)

– ODYN V KANOE – I Have No Home – fantasy music video (Ukraine)

– ONE HIT WONDER – fiction / paranormal short film – A cab driver takes a former pop star on a one way Twilight Zone-like ride (USA)

– ISOBEL – Take Me Away – a moving dark-alt-folk music video (South Africa)

– ON AIR – fiction / drama short film set in a radio station (Netherlands)

– SOPHIA BROMBERG – Lately – The Voice finalist music video (USA)

– EAT THE RAINBOW – Explosively flamboyant musical short (USA)

– TERMINATRYX – Virus 3rd Wave – industrial-rock remix music video (South Africa)

– SPRING PAN Let’s Go! – far-out animation trip (Japan)

– I MUSTACHE YOU – quirky New York short (USA)

– VILE A SIN – Carnival Of Souls – music video (USA)

A DIVERSE AUDIO TRIPTYCH

– DEAR LILY, LOVE PATRICK  a very moving mini-doc on a San Francisco Disco pioneer (USA)

– MADBENGrief, Dance To Death – an amazingly visual music video (France)

– INGVAR LOCO NORDIN – a fascinating documentary feature about an eccentric experimental audio artist (Sweden)

PANDEMusIC

A collection of short subjects touching on the mid- & post-pandemic crisis and its effect on musicians and the industry 

– GARY KEMP IN SOLO – renowned Spandau Ballet member’s solo album making-of documentary (UK)

– THE SILENT STAGE – a look at how the pandemic impacted musicians (Turkey)

– CALL ME BACK: The Uncommon Wisdom of Yvette Slosch – a fictional comedy on how a jazz musician can survive lockdown (USA)

– MUSIC AND MENTAL HEALTH – a music and psychology exploration (USA)

A LYRICAL JOURNEY 

Two musically moving chapters

– A TOKEN OF LOVE – a remote collaborative ‘virtual choir’ piece with 130 global performers (Italy)

– SONGWRITER (Parolier) – an intimate documentary look at a prolific songwriter (Belgium)


THE AFRICAN MUSIC EXPERIENCE

A collection of short subjects delving into various African music aspects, genres and experiences

– SOTRA CYPHERS: 5 Year Anni-Verse-Ary Special – Hip-Hop mini-doc (South Africa)

– IJO: A Love Story – a dance oriented fictional short (Nigeria)

– RISE UP! – racial justice mini-doc (Netherlands)

– SHINE – ambitious rapper spotlight (Sierra Leone)

– BREONA – BLM music video (USA)

Across the festival history the invigorating screening selections have included:

IT MIGHT GET LOUD, SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS, THE HEALING NOTES, THE CREATORS, LORDS OF CHAOS, AFRICAN DRUM – Beyond The Beat, ROCK THE BELLS, THE HEIR OF LISZT, MARCH OF THE GODS, SOUND OF NOISE, PUNK IN AFRICA, FREDDY MERCURY – THE KING OF QUEEN, SOAKED IN BLEACH, FOKOFPOLISIEKAR, GOD BLESS OZZY OSBOURNE, TAKING WOODSTOCK, ONE MINUTE FOR CONDUCTORS, BJORK BIOPHILIA, MAMA GOEMA, THE HEART IS A DRUM MACHINE, PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA, MISSION TO LARS, live silent film soundtrack performance by THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE  and many, many more.

> The Sound on Screen Team

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