2013 SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival 26 April – 02 May @ The Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Cape Town)


Since 2005 Flamedrop Productions has created a variety of exciting indie film festivals, including the HorrorFest over Halloween season, the Celludroid Sci-Fi Festival, the X Fest Extreme Film Festival, Daring Doccies Documentary Film Festival, Cinemaniacs special theatrical events, and the Sound On Screen Music Film Festival.

SOUND On SCREEN was created in 2010, and with it we unite movies and music in a cinema environment, resulting in not only entertainment, but also enlightenment and education.

In its 4th year, the event is being screened at The Labia Theatre from 26 April – 2 May, with two of the key films (the Metallica-linked “Mission To Lars” and “Sound Of Noise”) also screening at The Bioscope in Johannesburg.

This audio-visual feast will bring together music- and movie lovers alike, and especially those with an affinity for both, screening a range of exciting feature films and documentaries dealing with this essential part of our existence: Music. Plus a live soundtrack performance to a classic silent film, and Metallica concert ticket give-away via the Facebook page.
Most of these movies will make their African / South African theatrical premiere and cover genres from Rock, Pop and Folk, to Metal, African, Punk and Industrial music.


MISSION TO LARS (courtesy Spicer & Moore)
The acclaimed documentary MISSION TO LARS deals with Tom, a young mentally disabled man whose obsession with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has his siblings (including British journalist Kate Spicer) on a whirlwind roadtrip to try and have him meet his idol. This co-incides with Metallica’s tour of South Africa and we’re awaiting word on whether Ulrich can attend the opening screening in Cape Town.
(also screening in Johannesburg)

Another drum-related movie is the highly original Swedish-French film SOUND OF NOISE, telling the tale of a tone-deaf cop battling to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city! (also screening in Johannesburg)

HÄXAN – Live Soundtrack Performance by THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE (one show in Cape Town only)
The unique Makabra Ensemble will perform their new original soundtrack for the silent classic film HÄXAN (aka HEKSEN / THE WITCH – Sweden 1922) live beneath the big screen. This detailed, visually stunning exploration of witchcraft and its misconceptions through the ages is still an amazing and vivid cinematic experience, enhanced with the powerful, moody and eclectic new, live soundtrack.
With 7 movies scored thus far, the Makabra Ensemble started their cinematic / live music fusion at the South African HorrorFest Film Festival in 2006, and consists of musicians from Terminatryx, Lark, V.O.D, Mr. Sakitumi, and violin genius Matthijs Van Dijk, and they incorporate a wide range of acoustic and electronic instruments, methods and voice, to breathe new life into these legendary films. Live sound supplied by Point Blanc Event Tech Solutions – www.pointblanc.co.za
More info at www.terminatryx.com/makabra

PUNK IN AFRICA (courtesy Meerkat Media)
This movie takes a look at the Punk genre and its various derivatives in a Southern African context, covering the music, the people, its history and the tumultuous political and social impetus bringing life to the bands behind it. Featuring Suck, Wild Youth, Safari Suits, Power Age, National Wake, KOOS, Kalahari Surfers, The Genuines, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Fuzigish, Sibling Rivalry, 340ml, Panzer, The Rudimentals, Evicted, Sticky Antlers, Freak, LYT, Jagwa Music, Fruits and Veggies, Swivel Foot and more…

AFRICAN DRUM is an impressionist portrait of the various social functions of the drum in West African society. The film uses a famous ode to the African drum to demonstrate its pervasive role in society over time. The drum’s social functions range from use in work songs, to communication and religious rituals, through to one of its more contemporary uses, by fans at football games. It takes a special interest in the conception and nature of rhythm and, in dance, the inter-dependent relationship between the drummer and dancer by exploring the effects of drum rhythms on both.
Note: The cinematographer and some of the artists in the documentary will attend the Cape Town screening(s), introduce the film and will be available for questions afterwards.

This documentary looks at what music means to us. Many of today’s top artists and scholars grapple with the question in this cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession. Features musicians, composers, producers, engineers, scholars, scientists & record label owners, including John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Maynard James Keenan (Tool & A Perfect Circle), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘n Roses, Velvet Revolver), Juliette Lewis, Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails), George Clinton (Funkadelic), Kurt Loder, Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad), Eddie Kramer, Bob Ludwig, Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips), Bijou Phillips, Elijah Wood and many more.

TENSION chronicles the band’s rise in popularity and how they stuck to their guns and refused to bow to the demands of record companies. The film leaves you wondering what would have happened to Tension if they had ‘sold out’ and made it big, and indeed the common notion of success itself. Marty Friedman (Megadeth) and Tommy Gattis cut their teeth in this band, and the film opens a time capsule to reveal vintage video footage and unbridled interviews on subjects like how the PMRC helped and hindered ’80s Heavy Metal music, and how ‘hair bands’ of the time commercialized the public perception of the genre.

3-TRIÚR is a creative documentary on the ongoing collaboration between three of Ireland’s most distinguished musicians – Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – in an intimate portrait of “the act and art of making music”.

Einstürzende NeubautenLIEBESLIEDER
Einstürzende Neubauten are the undisputed originators of Industrial music, led by the magnetic Blixa Bargeld (who also played guitar for Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds). LIEBESLIEDER is an in-depth documentary taking a focused look at this highly innovative German group (formed in the early ‘80s), using more than mere musical instruments to create sounds, from power drills and jackhammers, to scrap metal and vocal contortions, they pushed the boundaries of conventional music to another dimension, but with a philosophy behind it.

BARÓN ROJO – Long Live Rock & Roll (Larga Vida Al Rock & Roll)
Barón Rojo (Red Baron) is one of Spain’s biggest rock groups of all time (even making the cover of Kerrang!). This documentary follows the band’s reunion once the original lineup received an offer to get together again, 20 years after their traumatic separation. The four musicians return to the road to face old demons of the past.


Cape Town (Labia Theatre, Orange Street)
(all Cape Town tickets R35, except HÄXAN: R50)
Book at 021 424 5927 or online at www.quicket.co.za/SoundOnScreen

Friday 26 April

Saturday 27 April
2:15pm – 3-TRIÚR: In Search Of Musical Form
4:00pm – AFRICAN DRUM: Beyond The Beat
6:15pm – TENSION: 25 Years Underground
9:15pm – HÄXAN – Live Soundtrack Performance by THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE

Sunday 28 April
2:15pm – BARÓN ROJO: Long Live Rock & Roll
4:00pm – EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN: Liebeslieder

Monday 29 April
6:15pm – 3-TRIÚR: In Search Of Musical Form

Tuesday 30 April
6:15pm – TENSION: 25 Years Underground

Wednesday 1 May
6:15pm – AFRICAN DRUM: Beyond The Beat

Thursday 2 May
6:15pm – BARÓN ROJO: Long Live Rock & Roll
8:30pm – EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN: Liebeslieder

Johannesburg (The Bioscope, Fox Street)
(Johannesburg tickets: R40 or R100 with pizza)
Book at www.TheBioscope.co.za

24 April, 7:30pm – MISSION TO LARS
25 April, 7:30pm – SOUND OF NOISE
27 April, 6:00pm – SOUND OF NOISE
28 April, 7:00pm – MISSION TO LARS

All info, updates and trailers at official site: www.flamedrop.com/sos
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SoundOnScreenFilmFest


Point Blanc Event Tech Solutions will take care of all the live sound needs at the HÄXAN performance
Sound & Motion Studios handles the live recording of the HÄXAN performance
Big Concerts supplied the 10 Metallica double concert tickets
Long time affiliates WildFire Tattoos and WildFire Body Piercing is on board (with audience piercing vouchers supplied)
Paul Bothner Music (Claremont) contributed Zildjian drum sticks for audience give-aways, and the Roland electronic drum kit for the HÄXAN performance
Universal Music supplied Metallica “Quebec Magnetic” DVDs as give-aways

[tags film ,Paul bothner, The heart is a drum machine

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