With less than a month before we kick off a new edition of the In-Edit festival, we can confirm the incorporation of eight more documentaries in our program. Attention everyone!
At international level, we have two stories that started in the city of Detroit but whose effects have transcended borders and generations. On the one hand, “Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine”, the exciting chronicle of the pioneer rock critic magazine which, with its scathing style and legendary pensters like Lester Bangs, embodied the social and cultural turbulence of the ‘70s. And on the other, we bring you “Suzi Q”, a portrait of the legendary and incombustible Suzi Quatro, bassist, singer, actress and poet who, in the glam era, contributed to redefining the role of women in r’n’r.
We will also showcase the stories of two icons of ‘60s music. “John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky” is the definitive chronicle of the recording of the album “Imagine” and at the same time, paints an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life and the political awakening of Lennon with Yoko Ono in their “retreat” in the English countryside. And from the hills of Los Angeles, we’ll bring you “David Crosby: Remember My Name“, a kind of living testimony by one of the bastions of Californian rock (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) who wants to fess up to his turbulent past . In a nutshell: he can’t fathom how he is still alive, but he knows why he ran out of friends.
Last but not least… we’ll travel back to the ‘90s with the film “Suede: The Insatiable Ones”: the rise, fall and recovery of one of the flagships of British pop retold with enormous frankness and in great detail by its own members.
In our section dedicated to the national crop of musical documentaries, we are equally thrilled with the new films and the interesting variety of stories and approaches they reflect.
“Jai Alai / Fiesta Alegre” reveals the whopping 125-year saga of the Jai Alai concert hall in Huesca, and is simultaneously a fascinating history of popular music in Spain told from the outskirts, as well as a heartfelt tribute the culture woven from the social fabric of cafes, athenaeums and recreational clubs.
“VVV (Trippin’you)” is a documentary that works on two levels: it reveals the inner world of the novel dark electronic Madrid trio VVV (Trippin’you), while it also sketches a generational portrait that speaks masterfully of disenchantment, rage and concerns of thirty-somethings. And the gender perspective will also be present with “The Bass of Women”, a feminist analysis of the Barcelona Sound System scene in which selectors, sing-jays, producers, dancers and promoters reflect on the still-relegated role, of women in the Jamaican-root music culture.