7th round for UNERHÖRT! in 2013!
During first weekend of May, from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th, there are again a bunch of opportunities to experience music on the big screen, in Hamburg's finest neighborhood theatre, the B-Movie.
13 films from seven countries give a wide range of musical styles and cinematic forms, typical for UNERHÖRT!
we have two moving stories, followed by two experts opinions galore films:
MISSION TO LARS, the contribution from the UK, is a travelogue of a very special kind depicting a fan's journey to meet his idol.
After that, BUEBE GÖ'Z TANZ from Switzerland follows several months the creative process of a unique crossover project between a rock band and a group of young dancers.
WELCOME TO THE MACHINE from Austria explains the road to success in music business!
The evening ends with the guerilla interviews of SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE. In this film from the Netherlands, icons of HipHop share their points of view concerning digitally borrowed music.
The focus on Saturday
is on musically multi-facetted Eastern Europe:
The Swiss production REGILAUL gives insights in today's life of an old singing tradition from Estonia.
The exception of Saturday's Eastern Europe focus comes from Germany: NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS is a portrayal of the US-american composer and John Cage antagonist Alvin Lucier.
KEIN VERTRAUEN, KEINE ANGST, UM NICHTS BITTEN (No Trust, no Fear, Never Asking for Anything) also comes from Germany and deals with the history of Russian Gangster songs, from 1960s Soviet times to today's pseudo-democracy.
A double-bill of two one-hour-films from former Yougoslavia closes the day:
IF NOBODY IS PLAYING observes the post-punk straight edgers of BERNAYS PROPAGANDA and follows them through an everyday-life in Macedonia full of absurd incidents.
HOW WE ENTERED EUROPE - THE SexA CASE tells the story of Sedativa ex Apoteca. This band from Zagreb/Croatia has been on of the most popular acts in Yougoslave post-punk underground during the 1980s, when shortly before the Balcan war started, they emigrated to Holland.
All these nine films do compete for UNERHÖRT!'s Best Music Documentary in 2013 Award.
finally is dedicated to other formats:
In the afternoon we start a new series of events: WORK IN PROGRESS will discuss publicly two roughcuts of unfinished music docs - interactive cinema with an old spanish singer from the Canary Islands, operating somewhere between Folklore and Jazz (LA PERLA DEL MAR), and an essay on a Techno DJane (MEDITATIONS ON THE DANCEFLOOR).
THE RETURN OF UNEEXPECTED SINGING IN FILMS is the sequel to last year's success, an intellectually rich and funny lecture performance built around scenes taken from many fiction films very different from each other.
The UNERHÖRT! award ceremony will be followed by the screening of two more films of Klaus Wildenhahn. In 1965 Germany's leading Direct Cinema director traveled through Europe with Jazz organ player Jimmy Smith and also visited him in the USA.
You can find more extensive informations about each film on this website by clicking the PRGRAM button!
Photo: Marley Marl (c) Ilja Meefout (SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE, Fr, 3.5., 23:00)