The first phase of IN-EDIT NL’s 2021 programme has now been announced. Seven feature-length films and four short films make up the initial offerings for our music documentary festival running 2 – 6 June, 2021.

Feature Films

American Rapstar

American Rapstar
Julian Staple, USA, 2020, 74m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] A new scene of troubled, lo-fi young rappers have emerged from Trump’s America, utilizing the SoundCloud streaming platform to quickly become the most culturally disruptive force in hip hop, shocking the world with their rambunctious antics, prescription drug use, facial tattoos, and rebellious punk energy.

A Tuba to Cuba

A Tuba to Cuba
Danny Clinch/T.G. Herrington, USA/CUBA, 2019, 82m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] A Tuba to Cuba follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba and in turn discover a connection that runs much deeper than could have been imagined.

Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowen

Crock of Gold - A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowen
Julien Temple, UK, 2020, 124m
[OPENING FILM] [DUTCH PREMIERE] Follow the bold but troubled life of legendary Irish singer and songwriter, Shane MacGowan, frontman of The Pogues – the iconic Anglo-Irish Celtic punk band that combined traditional Irish folk with the raw energy of punk rock music.

Elder’s Corner

Elder's Corner
Siji Awoyinka, Nigeria/USA, 2020, 97m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] From the colourful, celebratory sounds of Juju music to the politicised urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa’s most prominent musical movements.

Jimmy is punk – The story of PANIC

Jimmy is Punk - The Story of PANIC
Duco Donk, The Netherlands, 2020, 51m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] The story of the Dutch punk band PANIC is at the heart of this energetic and entertaining documentary about the early days of punk.

My Darling Vivian

My Darling Vivian
Matt Riddlehoover, USA, 2020, 90m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] My Darling Vivian traces the romantic, wrenching, and dizzying journey of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash’s first wife and the mother of his four daughters, a woman with an immensely tumultuous life, and forced to live under Cash’s shadow.

The Go-Go’s

The Go-Go's
Alison Ellwood, USA, 2020, 97m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] The Go-Go’s are the most successful female rock band of all time and among the first ones for that matter. This documentary chronicles the meteoric rise of a band born of the LA punk scene that not only captured but created a zeitgeist.

The Songpoet

The Songpoet
Paul Lamont, USA, 2018, 113m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] Eric Andersen was at the vanguard of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, but in a five-year period he found himself a victim of improbable circumstances changing his trajectory.

It’s Yours: A story of Hip Hop and the Internet

The World is Yours: The Story of Hip Hop and the Internet
Marguerite de Bourgoing, USA, 2020, 74m
[DUTCH PREMIERE] Watch how the latest generation of hip hop artists successfully utilised the Internet to elevate their music and their reputation, as it brought them ten steps closer to their audience, creating a more immediate relationship.

Short Films

Diggin’ Demos

Diggin Demos
Katinka Schlette, The Netherlands, 2020, 6:46m
One musician. One collector. Two worn-out demo tape cassettes. Diggin’ Demos is a film about tracing and preserving forgotten music treasures and stories. Stories from the period of the 70s and 80s, when the invention of the music cassette enabled musicians to release their music by themselves.

A Wall of Sound

A Wall of Sound
Joris Hendrix, The Netherlands, 2019, 11:11
For more than three decades Hans Kulk has been on a musical quest, collecting old test equipment from the 1950’s. Instruments that were never meant to produce music and were originally used for nuclear research and in space laboratories

The Song

The Song
Daan van den Berg, The Netherlands, 2019, 22m
American singer-songwriter David Olney tours the Netherlands each couple of years, but this time he struggles with physical issues that comes as a price for his love for touring.

Twenty-Seven

Twenty-Seven
Ira Hoefsmid, The Netherlands, 2019, 29m
Three friends made a pact to live like rockstars and then kill themselves at the age of twenty-seven. They are sure that they will do this even when something changes in their lives. Now they are starting to grow up, do their views change? Will the pact stay intact?