An excellent film available on the net for viewing. It shows how Marrion Barry, former mayor of Washington DC got set up by the Feds for smoking crack with a ho. The film chronicles Marion Barry's comeback bid for re-election as mayor.
Topical in the sense of Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford now in similar circumstances.
Maja S. K. Ratkje
Sculpting With Sound
VOICE – SCULPTING SOUND WITH MAJA RATKJE is not only a portrait of the singular musician and singer, but also explores the sound and nature of the human voice in all its facets.
The film accompanies Ratkje as she composes and improvises in various constellations, in the studio, for example, while recording the next album of her quartet Spunk and new CDs of her compositions, which are being produced for Rune Grammofon and for John Zorn’s famous Tzadik record label. There will also be footage from concerts such as Passing Images in Bruges or with the trio Poing in Oslo. In addition, Biermann wants to give an insight into the work Ratkje does on her own back home in Norway, as well as including family moments with her two small children.
Citing directors Thomas Riedelsheimer and Claire Denis as inspirational for the making of this film, Biermann explains that he is aiming to make 2a sensual film, with images for the big screen. Images one can dive into. A film about this woman, her overwhelming creative spirit and her passion which appeals and touches us all. A sensual and unexpected journey into the world of voices and sounds with the complex means of cinema.”
Apart VOICE and NOCTURNE, Biermann is also currently working on a third documentary, ZEHN FRAUEN, which portrays ten women artists.
Director Ingo J. Biermann
Screenplay Ingo J. Biermann
Director of Photography Kai Miedendorp
Cast Maja Solvei Kjelstrup Ratkje, Frode Haltli, Spunk, Kathy Hinde, Trondheim Sinfonietta, Garth Knox, Arve Henriksen, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori
Producer Andreas Louis
Co-Producers Solveig Arnesen, Ingo J. Biermann
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with Genesis Film/Hausgesund, IJB/Berlin
Original Version English, Norwegian
Shooting Dates March 2010-Summer 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmkraft Rogaland
And Jerry I; II; III. Opened up an Amazon Visa and got the 4 for $44. What a deal!
Way Of The Morris
For These Are The Lands Of My Forefathers
And These Are The Dances Of My Ancestors
A heartfelt ode to agrarian roots and rural brotherhood, 'Way Of The Morris' follows award-winning filmmaker Tim Plester on a journey from the English village greens of his childhood to the killing fields of the Somme, as he searches for a connection with the much-maligned native dances that run deep in his blood.
Written & Presented by Tim Plester
Directed & Produced by Tim Plester & Rob Curry
Director of Photography Richard Mitchell
Editor Jono Griffith
Composer Adrian Corker
Sound Design & Mix by Reelsound, Pinewood Studios
Executive Producer Colin Teague
Featuring Billy Bragg / Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) & The Adderbury Village Morris Men
Practical Electronica - The Sound World Of F.C. Judd
A trailer for Ian Helliwell's 2011 Documentary about an important and previously untold link in the history of early British Electronic Music.
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Peter Vogel - The Sound Of Shadows
Pre-published part of the documentary about Peter Vogel explaining his work in his atelier in Freiburg i.B., South-West Germany, by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson.
Physicist, medical equipment and cybernetic model designer, painter and sound artist.
I finally watched this film through to the end. Pretty weird movie. I'm surprised Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt bit on this script. There is a lot of stuff in this movie that says deadheads had a hand in it, including one "Charles Miller" who was the Assistant Production Manager. Can you spot the dancing bears?
This film has been reviewed and talked about before on this site.
Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music Vol. 1: Richie Hawtin
Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music portrays the life and work of prominent artists or 'pioneers' within the global electronic music scene. The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin's personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computerminded teen that develops by way of Detroit's radio and records fueled by pure driven passion into a successful techno-entrepreneur and global DJ entertainer. Assembling an extensive archive of both new and unreleased photos, video and exclusive interviews, the film provides an extraordinary insight into the life and career of Richie Hawtin.
the new On the Road movie yet?
For Sugarman again. Good for the deadhead soul.