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IndieLisboa unveils film program for IndieMusic 2020

This year, the program of IndieMusic, the section of IndieLisboa that creates a connection between cinema and music, will go through almost all decades from the 30s to today, with a special stop in the 60s and 70s. It was in 1969 that the infamous Altamont concert took place, at the end of the American tour of The Rolling Stones, marked by the death of a fan at the hands of the Hell’s Angels, who were guarding the concert. Gimme Shelter is the film about these events, considered by many to be the best rock film of all time, shown during the celebration of its 50th anniversary.  

During these decades, Charles Aznavour, the man of standards, recorded some of his greatest successes and filmed diaries of his travels, concerts and friends in first person,  that we can see in Aznavour by Charles. The 70s were also marked by the emergence of the anti-racist movement Rock Against Racism, the central movement of British punk rock which included bands such as The Clash or Sham 69, and which finds echoes in the present times – as we can confirm in White Riot by Rubika Shah -, and recorded in the photographs of Jim Marshall, a historic photographer who captured memorable moments that we have all seen at least once, from Johnny Cash in prison to the last Beatles concert – Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall.

IndieMusic 2020 will also go through the life of drummer Klaus Dinger, founder of NEU! and musician of Kraftwerk (The Heart is a Drum), the life story of the legend Billie Holiday, one of the greatest voices of all time, with never-before-seen archival footage and interviews (Billie), the discovery of Glenn-Copeland, a singular artist who, at the age of 74, makes her first tour, after her obscure electronic folk album Keyboard Fantasies was reissued by a Japanese collector of rarities (Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story) and the history of Brazilian electronic music until today, with the central figure of Jocy de Oliveira, pioneer of Brazilian electronic music (Eletronica: Mentes).

From Portugal will come the documentaries Caos e Afinidade, a portrait of improvised Portuguese music, with a special focus on Lisbon and an epicenter in the extinct bar Irreal, with names like Gabriel Ferrandini, Adriana Sá or Lantana, as well as SOA, which speaks of sound environments, of silence and noise, from all sound spectra, from infra to ultrasound, frequencies and rhythm, preceded by the short film Making a Diagonal With Music, about the electroacoustic music composer Beatriz Ferreyra.

IndieLisboa takes place at Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa and Cinema Ideal, in Lisbon, from April 30th to May 10th. Ticket information will be made available soon.

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