Since the third edition of the music documentary film festival IN-EDIT had to be postponed until the 22 – 25 of April 2021, we are organising special screenings throughout the Netherlands to fill in the gap in your music documentary loving hearts.

The special screenings will be accompanied by a digital Q&A with the directors of the music documentaries, which are build up by pre-submitted questions from fans and followers. So keep an eye out on our social channels to send in your questions and get them answered!

 

Program:

 

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band (2019, Daniel Roher)

A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.

 

Screenings:

Tuesday 18 August – Studio/K, Amsterdam

Wednesday 19 August – Max Zaal, de Melkweg, Amsterdam 

Wednesday 19 August – Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht

Wednesday 19 August – PAARD, Den Haag

Wednesday 19 August – Forum, Groningen

Thursday 20 August – KINO, Rotterdam

 

 

White Riot (2019, Rubika Shah)

Expanding her  short documentary film, Rubika Shah’s energizing film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot (2019) blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches.

 

Screenings:

Tuesday 15 September (voorpremiere) – Studio/K, Amsterdam + Live DJ set by DJ Ed Rock before the screening

Tuesday 15 September (voorpremiere) – PAARD, Den Haag + Live performance by Lukewarm Ocean after the screening

Wednesday 16 September – Max Zaal, de Melkweg, Amsterdam + Live DJ set by Wap Shoo Wap before and after the screening

Wednesday 16 September – Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht

Wednesday 16 September – KINO, Rotterdam

Wednesday 16 September – Forum, Groningen

 

 

Rise of the Synths (2019, Iván Castell)

The choral history of synthwave, the underground electronic current inspired by BSO and the imagery which, thanks to Drive and Stranger Things, has permeated the mainstream and has made a generation of musicians feel nostalgic for times they did not live.

The documentary  illustrates that visual aesthetic of synthetic geometry backgrounds taken from the Tron movie, degraded lilac tones, pink neons like Blade Runner and ubiquitous urban night skylines. The emergence of synthwave is attributed to the tiredness with the musical landscape that they experienced and which made them re-appropriate the past: italo-disco, technopop, krautrock, heavy metal, Moroder soundtracks, Tangerine Dream or the Jan Hammer symphony for Miami Vice, as well as recent references such as Daft Punk and Justice. They also make interesting reflections about their rejection of the traditional music industry, their attachment to anonymity, nostalgia for a time that many did not live, the feeling of community and the danger that synthwave will become a victim of its own success.

 

Screenings:

Wednesday 14 October – PAARD, Den Haag

Wednesday 14 October – Max Zaal, de Melkweg, Amsterdam

Wednesday 14 October – Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht

Wednesday 14 October – KINO, Rotterdam

Wednesday 14 Octoberr – Forum, Groningen

 

More screenings to be announced!