MUSIC AND CINEMA with filmin music festival

By Garbiñe Jaurrieta. June 20, 2012

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You can win two subscriptions for the filmin music festival! Keep reading for more details.*

SOS, Primavera Sound and Sónar are now over and while we wait for BBK Live, FIB, Sonorama and other summer festivals, we find something different from the Spanish musical scene. It’s called filmin music festival and it makes music leave the stage so it can play the leading role in 32 films, which will be available from the 15th June to the 15th July on the filmin site (only for those living in Spain).

Fictions and documentaries extend along six “stages” together with the premiere of Michel Petrucciani by Michael Radford; the biopic Marley by Kevin Macdonald on the life of the admired reggae leader –which will be premiered on the 20th June at the same time as in cinemas–; and the documentary Sweet Sweet Life where the music by Nacho Vegas pays a tribute to the creation of the British film director Mike Leigh, portraying our post-industrial era with its large decentralized metropolis and decay.

A festival divided in 6 sections that gather retrospectives, live performances and soundtracks by the most important singers and bands of the last few decades. In some of them we find the established bands Yo La Tengo or Nick Cave without his Bad Seeds, who set the soundtrack to Junebug and All Tomorrow Parties respectively (Main stage). In others, they pay tribute to icons such as Ian Curtis or Joe Strummer and, while they're at it, take us to that convulsed 1977 (Impossible stage).

But there is still time for documentaries on big names such as Neil Young and Lou Reed (Classics stage), the silver screen projects by singer Marianne Faithfull in Irina Palm and Rufus Wainwright in The Age of Ignorance (Players stage) and the most noteworthy films screened in previous editions of the Barcelona festival Beefeter in-Edit (Beefeter in-Edit stage). In this last one, we will see the retrospectives of Daniel Johnston, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, and La Banda Trapera del Río –considered the pioneers of punk music in Spain–, Venid a las cloacas. The Flamenco stage, with films like Flamenco, Flamenco by Carlos Saura or the special view of Isaki Lacuesta on Camarón, closes the programme of a festival for all music tastes.

Yes, music, that character who always knew before the audience what was going to happen next, now plays the leading role in filmin music festival: 31 days, 32 films and 6 stages.


* We have liked the idea so much that our nice friends from filmin have given us two subscriptions for the filmin music festival to raffle among you lucky visualMAG readers. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page, click on “Like” and send us a message with the word “FILMIN” (you’ll find the “Message” button next to the “Like” button). We’ll announce the winner on Monday 25th June. Good luck to all! Remember, you must be in Spain to be able to access the films.

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