Do you remember the film Searching for Sugar Man? It was the story of a forgotten musician who was a pop idol in South Africa without him knowing it. This film won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2013 but it had previously been screened in IN-EDIT Festival, where it was also awarded best film both by the jury and by the audience.
IN-EDIT Barcelona Music Documentary Film Festival kicks off today triggering 10 days of screenings of the best music specialized documentaries of the year. The organization claims to be the Festival of this kind with the larger audience worldwide and it is continuously increasing year after year. It is specially aimed to music lovers but also to a broader audience interested in music and documentaries.
IN-EDIT Festival started in 2003 showing on the big screen musical documentary films that are rarely screened in the commercial circuits. That’s why is an unmissable opportunity to see what is done during the past year, but also to revive some films from the 70’s and 80’s. The program of the Festival includes films on all kind of musical genres, from classical to electronic, and it also fosters local productions. Some films feature the story of a particular band or musician and others focus on a music phenomenon, genre, event, etc… Parallel to Barcelona program, there are screenings in Madrid and Valencia, but Barcelona is the headquarters and main venue.
This year’s edition, edition number 14, pays tribute to Punk music, a genre that celebrates its 40 years of existence, with the screening of 15 films about national and international punk. One of the highlights of this special section is The filth and the fury, a film by Julien Temple, an internationally renowned filmmaker from whom we can enjoy another film in the Festival on the beginnings of Keith Richards.
Other interesting films that will be screened during the next 10 days are Supersonic, a film on the beginnings of the band Oasis directed by the authors of Amy, awarded in 2015 with the Oscar for Best Documentary, and also a film on the creation and production of the last album of the band Blur.
The Festival offers different prices and packs, depending on the number of screenings and the type of films. There is even a pack that includes queue avoiding and all the three cinema theaters of the Festival are in the city center, one next to the other.
Check the Festival’s website and enjoy the best musical documentaries from October 27th to November 6th.