Sound On Screen

SOUND ON SCREEN is South Africa's music themed film festival,
featuring documentaries, movies, concert films & more
(est. 2010)

THE 2016 EDITION WILL RUN ACROSS
26 - 28 AUGUST
at the
LABIA THEATRE
(68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town)

This edition of Sound On Screen will be in association with sister-festivals
Daring Doccies and The X Fest

Daring Doccies
X FEST

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THE EXCITING LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDE :

Sound O Redemption Soudn On Screen
Placebo AltRussia at Sound On Screen
1984 Riding Into Hell at Sound On Screen
A Fat Wreck at Sound On Screen
Radio Rats Story at Sound On Screen
Shorts
Blackhearts at Sound On Screen
Springbok Nude Girls at Sound On Screen
SOUND OF REDEMPTION
PLACEBO:
ALT.RUSSIA
1984 - RIDING INTO HELL

A FAT WRECK:
THE
PUNKUMENTARY

JIVING
AND DYING -
THE RADIO RATS STORY
ROCKY: Music by Bill Conti
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SUPERSTAR:
Karen Carpenter
BLACKHEARTS
SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS

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SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story
Friday 26 August, 6:15pm

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The late jazz saxophonist Frank Morgan's tale of redemption from drug addict, conman and convict to beloved elder statesman of jazz. 

Frank Morgan was a prodigal alto sax player who, like so many of his fellow musicians of the era, saw his career plagued by drugs and crime. What sets Frank apart is not just his exceptionally beautiful, classic alto playing, but also the amazing fact that he survived 30 years of revolving door incarceration and drug abuse and went on to a much heralded comeback career in the last 22 years of his life. His story is one of brilliant promise in his youth, a journey through the depths of hell, and redemption through his art.


The documentary film tells the story of his life and transformation through interviews with fellow musicians and people who were close to him. These are intercut with footage of Frank, and tracks of his very emotional music. Holding the story together is footage of the preparation and performance of a tribute concert in a prison. The years Frank spent in San Quentin were significant because there were so many great musicians “in residence” there that the far-sighted warden of the time allowed them to form a big band, known as The San Quentin All Stars. People came from all around the Bay Area to hear them play.

Directed by NC Heikin





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PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA
Friday 26 August, 8:30pm

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As the band Placebo approach their 20th Anniversary they were given a unique opportunity to play ten cities throughout Russia. In a time when Russia was at the forefront of the world’s current affairs, little was actuallyreported outside Russia about the internal culture of the country.

Fronted by Placebo’s Stefan Olsdal, the film explores the alternative cultures that are present within Russia’s major cities. As the tour travelled through the country the band went out and met various artists, architects, animators and musicians, finding out about the alternative creative culture and celebrating all they have to offer.

From Krasnoyarsk in Siberia to St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea, Placebo: Alt.Russia takes you on the band’s journey through Russia, meeting great characters on the way, investigating the alternative culture in Russia, and taking in the raw emotions of Placebo’s powerful concerts.

Directed by Charlie Targett­Adams





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1984 - RIDING INTO HELL
Saturday 27 August, 4pm

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George Orwell may have predicted that in 1984 the world would be a colorless place where humans relentlessly bowed down to big brother, but 1984 Riding Into Hell finds a very different world than he'd predicted. The year is examined by taking a closer look at the American rock & roll scene, world news & politics, celebrities & pop culture, and technology. 
This rockumentray looks at that significant year in history via the rise and fall of Rock / Metal band FORCER. 
Before Metallica became a household name, thousands of Hard Rock / Metal bands in as many towns across America dreamed of Rock stardom, but not everyone can make it. This documentary takes you through Forcer's trials and tribulations in the fight for fame and fortune (with archivefootage and new interviews). But what makes this even more enlightening is the inclusion of news- and history making events, from the Reagan election, Cold War, introduction of the Apple Macintosh and Paul McCartney being bust for marijuana possession, to Richard Branson launching Virgin Airlines, the Union Carbide chemical disaster in India, Atari video games and classic TV ads from the era.

Directed by Rudy Childs





A Fat Wreck OSund On Screen
A FAT WRECK: THE PUNK-U-MENTARY
Saturday 27 August, 6:15pm

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Fat Wreck Chords... The influential music label proud to say they’ve spent the past 25 years “ruining punk rock”. 

This documentary tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label.

They released bands like Anti-Flag, Rancid, Rise Against, Sick Of It All, The Ataris, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Descendents, Against Me!, Masked Intruder, MxPx, Nerf Herder, No Use For A Name, Propagandhi, Subhumans, Tilt, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, The Flatliners, Face To Face, Get Dead, Mad Caddies, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, None More Black, Morning Glory, Snuff, Star Fucking Hipsters, Randy, C.J. Ramone, Strung Out and loads more.


Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use... Features interviews, music and archive footage from the folks running this unconventional label and the bands they released. 




Radio Rats Documentary
JIVING AND DYING : THE RADIO RATS STORY
Saturday 27 August, 8:30pm

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An enlightening look at a legendary South African rock band.

In late-1970s South Africa, there was a song on the radio about a spaceman called ZX Dan. It was by Radio Rats, a noisy little band from Springs, near Johannesburg. That song and hundreds more songwriter Jonathan Handley has penned since then remain an important part of South Africa’s musical landscape.  
They influenced James Phillips (aka Bernoldus Niemand) who went on to initiate the alternative Afrikaans music scene of the mid-‘80s, the Voëlvry “movement”.  

Jiving and Dying
 is an attempt to afford the Rats the place they deserve in the history of independent rock ’n’ roll in South Africa.


Directed by Michael Cross 






Shorts



LONG-FORM SHORT DOUBLE FEATURE:
(Total running time 76 mins)

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

4:00pm

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This feature length presentation consists of two long-form shorts :

ROCKY: Music by Bill Conti (32 mins)

For fans of the classic Sylvester Stallone vehicle and movie soundtrack enthusiasts alike, this fascinating study has composer Bill Conti explain how the iconic music to ROCKY came about.  Various other movie and music industry personalities (including many directly involved with the film's production) supplement his comments with their accounts, including director John Avildsen, Ron Fair, Gil Cates, Paul Mazursky, Richard Halsey.

Directed by Danny Antonelli

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SUPERSTAR: The Karen Carpenter Story (43 mins)

This rare underground cult classic takes a look at the life and tragedy of Karen Carpenter (of The Carpenters). Using Barbie and Ken dolls to sympathetically recount the story of the pop star's death from anorexia, director Todd Haynes spent months making miniature dishes, chairs, costumes, Kleenex and Ex-Lax boxes, and Carpenters' records to create the film's intricate, doll-size mise-en-scene. The result was both audacious and accomplished as the dolls seemingly ceased to be dolls leaving the audience weeping for the tragic singer.

Directed by Todd Haynes







Blackhearts Sound On Screen
BLACKHEARTS
Sunday 28 August, 6:15pm

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BLACKHEARTS takes a fresh look at the notorious Norwegian black metal music scene – but from a striking new angle. The documentary travels to South America, Europe and the Middle East to follow three black metal diehards who hail from extreme religious and political backgrounds.

Hector, Kaiadas and Sina are willing to risk alienation, imprisonment – even death – to play black metal and live by its ideology. They worship the Norwegian black metal music they have modelled their lives around.

BLACKHEARTS takes its audience deep into the minds, hearts and private lives of its characters. It explores how a music scene develops across religious, cultural and political lines – and provides comic relief on the things humans say, think and do when hijacked by passion.

Also features members from bands including Gogoroth, Immortal, Satyricon, Dark Throne, and music from Burzum, Keep Of Kalessin, Myrkskog, Gorgoroth, Manes.

See this enlightening documentary's African premiere only at Sound On Screen.





SpringBok Nude Girls doccie
SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS
Sunday 28 August, 8:30pm

Guitarst and main song writer Theo Crous (and unconfirmed members) set to attend the screening

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Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francois Kruger became The Springbok Nude Girls.
Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen,  known for their high energy stage antics and unique musical sound which combines Punk, Reggae, Scat, Metal, Funk and Jazz.

Directed by Michelle Pretorius






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FRIDAY 26 AUGUST
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

4:00pm


1984: RIDING INTO HELL
TBC

6:15pm


SOUND OF REDEMPTION:
The Frank Morgan Story
A FAT WRECK:
The Punk-u-mentary
BLACKHEARTS

8:30pm


PLACEBO:
ALT.RUSSIA
JIVING AND DYING:
The Radio Rats Story
SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS



Sound Of Redemption at Sound On Screen



Other Flamedrop Film Festivals include:


South African
HORRORFEST

SA HorrorFest



THE X FEST
X FEST

CELLUDROID

Celludroid



DARING DOCCIES

Daring Doccies


All links at
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Alternative Alliance

SA HorrorFest Hardcore Henry




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2015 SOUND ON SCREEN edition ran across 31 July - 2 August
at The LABIA Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, ZA)
and The BIOSCOPE (286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Joburg, ZA)

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2015 SoS LINE-UP

(click poster images to jump to specific movie info or scroll down)

Twisted Sister
Soaked In Bleach Sound On Screen
Gogol Bordello Sound On Screen
Eccentric Ecclectics
Monsterman
Stone Cold Jane Austen
Van Walls: Spirit Of R&B
Ats Not Dead
WE ARE
TWISTED
FUCKING
SISTER!
SOAKED
IN BLEACH
GOGOL BORDELLO
NON STOP
ECCENTRIC
ECCLECTIC
MONSTERMAN
STONE COLD
JANE AUSTEN
VAN
"PIANO MAN"
WALLS:

THE SPIRIT
OF R&B
ART'S NOT DEAD
The Movie

CAPE TOWN BOOKING AT QUICKET :
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LABIA THEATRE (CAPE TOWN) SCHEDULE :

FRIDAY 31 JULY
SATURDAY 1 AUGUST
SUNDAY 2 AUGUST

4:00pm


ECCENTRIC ECLECTIC
VANN "Piano Man" WALLS:
The Spirit Of R&B

6:15pm


ART'S NOT DEAD
STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN
WE ARE
TWISTED FUCKING SISTER!


8:30pm


SOAKED IN BLEACH
MONSTERMAN
GOGOL BORDELLO
NON STOP

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SOAKED IN BLEACH
A full length documentary film about the death of Kurt Cobain

Friday 31 July
8:30pm

The Death Of An Icon Comes To Life

Soaked In Bleach reveals the events behind Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home.

Cobain's death shocked the world and music industry, and was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred.

The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.

The screening will be preceded by live unplugged Nirvana performances, from local artists including A Murder (feat. members from A Murder, The Makabra Ensemble, Dawn Treader), Kevin Rule (With Dawn, V.O.L.) and JP Monroe (No. 15, Arc Reactor)

Director: Benjamin Statler
Written & Produced by: Benjamin Statler, Richard Middelton, Donnie Eichar

(There will be DVD give-aways of the other Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck, courtesy Raru and Next)

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Rwisted Sister

WE ARE TWISTED F*CKING SISTER!

Sunday 2 August
6:15pm

The 10 Year Odyssey To Overnight Success

A decade before their mid-80s "Stay Hungry" album (with hits like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock") took the world by storm, legendary glam / shock rock / metal band Twisted Sister were rule breakers that no record company wanted to touch. While the biggest band in the Tri-State area, their image scared off record companies and break-out success kept eluding them even when selling out huge venues 5 nights a week. This eye-opening documentary tells this amazing story with full details from all the band members and those who were there across that tough and crazy decade of fighting for their music.

Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While Punk and New Wave took over New York City, Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a working class, suburban, cover-band bar scene - surrounding New York, yet existing in a parallel world. At its peak were monster clubs, packing in audiences of up to 5000 a night - both a great living and a dead end, offering little future outside the suburban enclave.

That Twisted Sister would break out into multi-platinum stardom is well known, but this is no fable of fame and success, no litany of celebrity tributes and fanboy adulation. Rather a smart, savvy and wickedly funny story of a 10 year odyssey to overnight success.

Directed by Andrew Horn

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GOGOL BORDELLO - NON STOP

Sunday 2 August
8:30pm

A Gypsy Punk Documentary


A vibrant chronicle of one of today’s most notorious and revered live bands, Gogol Bordello, and front man Eugene Hütz’s gypsy-punk Ukrainian immigrant. Filmmaker Margarita Jimeno tracks their raucous gigs from 2001 to 2007, from NYC to Italy, as the band rises from dingy basements to international main-stages, from underground legends to international rock stars, the music non-stop.

Get fired up with this documentary, or introduced to Goglo Bordello if you don't know them, a week before they hit our shores for live performances at One Night In The City and Oppi Koppi.

“In Gogol Bordello Non-Stop Eugene Hütz emerges as a passionate, articulate philosopher of punk’s democratic participatory aesthetic who espouses the rejection of social hierarchies, in concerts that are raucous, bacchanalian performance-art carnivals.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

W
ritten and directed by Margarita Jimeno

Expect concert ticket give-aways for One Night In Cape Town and Oppi Koppi, where Gogol Bordello and others will be performing (courtesy Hilltop Live)

Cape Town Booking

 


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Monsterman



MONSTERMAN

8:30pm
Saturday 1 August

Growing Up Is Hard As Rock - Growing Old Is Harder…


This is the story about a boy who wanted to be a monster, leading to the creation of his own persona and his heavy metal band LORDI. Tomi Putaansuu created its fantasy world as a child and still, approaching middle age, lives for the band. Now five years have passed since their Eurovision Song Contest trophy, the first one ever for Finland. The band have debts of hundreds of thousands euros and even with that big international breakthrough, the public has cooled towards them and even finding gigs seem to be a battle. With band member deaths and quitting the band, things seem tougher than ever...


MONSTERMAN is a moving, real-life dramatic story about keeping your dreams alive after the rise and fall.

Directed by Antti Haase

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ART'S NOT DEAD

Friday 31 July
6:15pm

[ Pre- and post audience discussions by the makers and participants ]


Art's Not Dead is a unique documentary-style music film that captures the "retirement" of a young Cape Town musician from his various bands and the music scene. In October 2010 drummer Artur Pereira announces that he is quitting music altogether, leaving his four bands in the process. As the bands prepare for a final farewell show, friends and band colleagues reflect on how he has impacted their lives and their music. The film offers a genuine insight into the relationships not only between band members, but between bands and their intertwined histories, and how one musician's actions reflect the greater sentiment of much of Cape Town's talented underground music community. The film also features live performances by Cape Town bands Coal, Andy Lund and the Mission Men, V.O.L., Three More White Guys and more...

Featuring: Artur Pereira / Anton Marshall (Three Bored White Guys, Three More White Guys) / Andy Lund (Mission Men, Roswell Kings) / Sean Ou Tim - (Mr Sakitumi, The Makabra Ensemble, Max Normal, Closet Snare, Battery 9) / George Bacon (Hog Hoggidy Hog) / Sean Wienand (Headline Artists, Mercury Live) / Helen Westcott (Coal, I, Villain) / Kevin Rule (VOL, With Dawn) / Steve Smith (Three More White Guys, The Sunday Family) / Adam Hill (The Sleepers) / Nicolai Roos (The Sleepers) / Steven Gary Jacobsen (The Sleepers)
Also performance appearances from George vd Spuy (Taxi Violence), Joshua Grierson, and others.

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STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN

Saturday 1 August
6:15pm

Kom Tjek A Real Movie!

Another local flick!
Stone Cold Jane Austen is a comedy about an English rock band from South Africa trying to break in to the profitable Afrikaans music market ... without even being able to speak the language!

Never before seen alternate scenes will be screened and the makers will be attending to chat with the audience afterwards!

"Instant cult classic. Hilarious!" - Carl Booysen

Starring: 
Rob Van Vuuren as Karel, Jon Savage as Johnny, Kurt Schoonraad as a kak cop.

The film also features SA music royalty : 
Kurt Darren, Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow, Randall (from Idols), Die Heuwels Fantasties, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Parlotones, aKing and a kak load more.

Directed by Jon Savage

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Eccentric Eclectic


ECCENTRIC ECLECTIC

Saturday 1 August
4:00pm


There's Theme Everywhere - There's Colour Everywhere!


ECCENTRIC ECLECTIC is a fantastic documentary journey to the Canadian Electric Eclectics festival of experimental music and sound art, hosted by the colourful owners of a tranquil, green covered piece of land far away from civilization.

A fascinating exploration of audio adventurists, with a vast array of characters, from the sound artists to those attending.

Discover a new way of looking at sound.

a Film by Nika Belianina

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/90657903


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Van Walls
VANN "PIANO MAN" WALLS:
The Spirit of R&B


Sunday 2 August
4:00pm


[ Producer / Director Steven Morris is flying in from Canada to attend for an audience Q&A ]

Do you know what real R&B is?
Vann "Piano Man" Walls: The Spirit of R&B is a film for anyone curious about the origins of Rhythm and Blues. Vann "Piano Man" Walls was one of its pioneers. We follow Vann, and several of his peers, including musicians Dr. John, (Buena Vista Social Club producer) Ry Cooder, Ruth Brown, Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, legendary record producer Jerry Wexler and more as we wade through his adventure of musical history and performance.

From New York City to Montreal the viewer takes an intimate voyage into the studio as Vann produces the final album of a career that spanned more than 65 years(!). Wrapped around this recording project is the story of his fascinating life and his lasting contribution to a musical form now heard all over the world.

With Vann "Piano Man" Walls, Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Ruth Brown, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Smokey Robinson, Craig Morrison, 'Big' Joe Burrell, Stephen Barry Band, Michael Jerome Brown, Howell Begle.

Producer / Director : Steven Morris
Producer: Martin Bolduc

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CLICK HERE FOR THE BIOSCOPE (JOHANNESBURG) SCHEDULE & BOOKING


LABIA THEATRE (CAPE TOWN) SCHEDULE :


FRIDAY 31 JULY
SATURDAY 1 AUGUST
SUNDAY 2 AUGUST

4:00pm


ECCENTRIC ECLECTIC
VANN "Piano Man" WALLS:
The Spirit Of R&B

6:15pm


ART'S NOT DEAD
STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN
WE ARE
TWISTED FUCKING SISTER!


8:30pm


SOAKED IN BLEACH
MONSTERMAN
GOGOL BORDELLO
NON STOP


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GIVE-AWAYS


ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN
AND
OPPI KOPPI FESTIVAL
TICKET GIVE-AWAY
courtesy
HILLTOP LIVE



"MONTAGE OF HECK" DVDs

Montage Of Heck

DVD copies of the other Kurt Cobain documentary (Montage Of Heck) will be part of
audience give-aways across the Cape Town leg of the festival
(courtesy Raru.co.za and Next Entertainment )

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Other audience give-aways will include CDs from WARNER / GALLO, incl.
ERIC CLAPTON
SIMPLY RED
THE BALA BROTHERS
MICHAEL BUBLE


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