Sound On Screen

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

( est. 2010 )


THE 2022 SOUND ON SCREEN
MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL


STREAMING VIA QUICKET
25 FEBRUARY - 6 MARCH

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Full Festival Pass: R150 (50% discount)

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Once A Punk
ONCE A PUNK...
(DIMA PUNK...)


Once a punk... always a punk ?

Stof is a young punk from Casablanca. During the eight years that we followed him, he tried to set his Mohawk against all odds.
Very much ousted by Moroccan society, he pays a heavy price for his independence when he finds himself arrested.
Will he remain “Dima Punk”, forever a punk?

Directed by Dominique Caubet

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The Maestro


THE MAESTRO

The Maestro is a loving tribute to the cult classics of the past, but also an exploration into deep philosophical issues about the nature of art.
The tale of a genius provoked and pushed into madness and beyond, The Maestro tells the story of Arun, a composer and conductor who tried to make it in Europe but has ended up teaching high society children in Thailand. For years, he has been composing a magnum opus, The Tongues of Angels, and dreams of premiering it under his own baton. The Covid crisis allows him to create an imagined utopia for gifted young musicians in the middle of nowhere, far from the pestilence and corruption of the outside world ... but things go horribly wrong.
It is a work of transcendence, of wildness … and a touch of madness.

Directed by Paul Spurrier


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Rez Metal




REZ METAL

In this high energy documentary an unknown Metal band from a Navajo reservation lands the opportunity to record in Denmark with renowned Metallica produced Flemming Rasmussen.

When Kyle Felter, the lead singer of I DON'T KONFORM sent out a demo album to Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winner producer of Metallica, they never imagined themselves a few months later rehearsing with Rasmussen inside a hot hogan on a Navajo reservation before recording their debut album at the iconic Sweet Silence Studio in Denmark.
While following the band's fairy tale journey, the documentary tells the larger compelling story of the rarely known heavy metal scene on Navajo reservations where many youths have grown disaffected as a result of endemic poverty and high rate of suicides.

Directed by Ashkan Soltani Stone

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Whisper Of The Marimba



THE WHISPER OF THE MARIMBA

The marimba is the bridge between Africa and Latin America. The sound of the wooden xylophone connects the present-day life on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast with its African roots. Hundreds of years ago, the marimba music came to Ecuador across the sea. Stormy drum rhythms and the gentle, undulating melodies remind us of the violence experienced during slave trade and colonial rule and also tell the story of the centuries-old musical resistance of the Afro-Ecuadorian community. In 2015 the marimba music has been declared as an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
"The Whisper of the Marimba" portrays three generations of musicians who lay bare their worries and dreams as well as their unshakable trust in the power of art and music to nurture their identity and community. A story of losing memory and rewriting history...

Directed by Greta-Marie Becker 

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1247
1 2 4 7

The two artists, who met nine years ago in the complex cultural space ‘Banjul’, had a longing for each other, but they also had prejudices, so there was no chance to be together.
Bora Ju, a gayageum player, has been active as a singer-songwriter as well as traditional music such as sanjo. In addition to performing with various musical instruments, she has continued on various stages by collaborating with dance, meditation, painting, and photography.
Harpist Kihwa Lee, who has run ‘Banjul’ with her mother, collaborated with famous and unknown artists both at home and abroad, and it was a very natural thing to live.
As the concert stage was reduced due to Covid 19, Kihwa Lee invited the performers to her house and started a YouTube channel called 'ZIPSUNI Live' and reunited with Bora Ju after 9 years. The two women form a duo called ‘1247’ and getting closer to each other as they learn the differences between each other's instruments. And they successfully complete their first offline performance at ‘Ghetto Live’, a hip concert hall in Seongsu-dong.
Inspired by the enthusiastic response from the audience, '1247' plans to hold a second performance at the place where they first met, 'Banjul', and goes on a performance practice trip to Gangwon-do.
Their music, which undergoes emptiness through learning and interprets this as artistic giving, takes root across the stage, the sea, the street and the living room.

Directed by Woojin Song

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History of Metal and Horror



THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR

Metal music and Horror movies - a match made in heaven (or hell?!). This exciting documentary explores the history of heavy metal music and horror, and how the two genres have merged over time. Various metal artists share their first introduction to horror, their favorite horror films, their influences, and more. Horror film icons also discuss how their films have influenced the horror genre, their connections to metal artists, and why metal and horror work well together.

Features filmmakers & actors like John Carpenter, Tom Savini, John Russo, Bill Moseley, Linnea Quigley, Kane Hodder (Jason), Gunnar Hanson (Leatherface), Sid Haig (Capt. Spalding) and musicians like Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie (also a filmmaker), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Scott Ian & Charlie Benante (Anthrax), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth), GWAR, Wednesday 13 and many more.
Presented by Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes)

Directed Mike Schiff

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PANDEMusIC

With several of the movies in this year's Sound On Screen collection inevitably touched by Covid-19,
here we've compiled a selection of short subjects delving into the mid- & post-pandemic crisis
and its effect on musicians and the industry,
including GARY KEMP IN SOLO, THE SILENT STAGE, MUSIC AND MENTAL HEALTH,
CALL ME BACK: The Uncommon Wisdom of Yvette Slosch


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In Solo The Silent Stage Call Me Back Music And Mental Health

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In Solo
IN SOLO

An intimate portrait documentary of Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp which explores an artist's journey towards making a solo album (which got side-swiped by the pandemic).

Directed by Charlie Lightening

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The Silent Stage



THE SILENT STAGE

The music scene, which is always the first to shut down during earthquakes, mining disasters, terrorist attacks at home and abroad, came to a halt with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though perceived as only “entertainment”, music is an indispensable element of art and one of the essential things that bring people together. The music industry, which can be gathered under headings such as musicians, production companies, managing companies and concert venues, employs about 1 million people from waiters to security personnel, helpers to sound operators, backstage managers to the technical team, cooks to cleaners, secretaries to assistants in companies.
The shutdown process that started before the pandemic has now entered an even more serious phase. During this time, many musicians have had to get by selling away their instruments while there have also been those who committed suicide. The musicians, who could not even pay their rent, had to leave the house they lived in, move to other cities, or return to their families abandoning their established way of life. The stories of the musicians, who could not receive short-time work allowance or unemployment pay, and other workers in the music industry are now featured in the documentary, The Silent Stage.
The 25’ documentary "The Silent Stage" narrates what people in the music industry in Turkey have gone through during the pandemic, and an be ref;ected in any part f the world where musicians struggle.

Directed by Uğr Evin

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Music And Mental Health


MUSIC AND MENTAL HEALTH

Besides being a musical hotspot, Austin Texas is a city that recognizes mental health as an important issue and one that can be combated by spreading awareness.
There has been a lot of talk about the effects of COVID-19 on people, including music artists and local business owners, and this film project happened to kick off as it gripped the world.
The aim is to stomp out the stigma surrounding mental illness and making mental health a household concept that is no longer frowned upon. In this documentary independent artists share their talents and voices in more than one way, facilitating healing by sharing different aspects of their lives, through storytelling, which we hope will be appreciated by the community and their beloved fans.
Filmmaker Tina Rix is a Nigerian American psychotherapist and a woman of the common everyday people and advocates for the marginalized, tormented, oppressed, and forgotten people. She is comfortable rolling up her sleeves and jumping right into any environment and learning from the cultures surrounding her. She believes in integrating the arts, mental health, systemic thinking, and social justice into all aspects of life.

Directed by Tina Rix




Call Me Back




CALL ME BACK :
The Uncommon Wisdom of Yvette Slosch


A humorous look at the relationship between talent agent and artist in the new Zoom-era.
Infamous New York City talent agent, Yvette Slosch (Linda Lavin), is determined to make a star out of her newest client, jazz violinist, Aaron Weinstein (himself). She refuses to let Aaron's lack of name recognition, jazz's dwindling fan base, or the 2020 global pandemic get in her way. As the pandemic rages, Yvette's schemes to keep Aaron's career afloat become increasingly convoluted, testing her abilities as an agent and her friendship with Aaron.

Directed by Aaron Weinstein







THE AFRICAN MUSIC EXPERIENCE

A collection of short subjects delving into various African music aspects,
genres and experiences


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Shine Breona Sotra Cyphers Rise Up   Ijo


Shine



SHINE

Shine De God Son has been rapping since he could talk. He is now one of the most popular hip hop stars in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. His fame has not translated to wealth and is struggling to make ends meet. Like most rappers in Sierra Leone he releases his music, does press, organizes concerts, distributes his album with little support from his label. He has a dream of one day making it big.
This day-in-a-life documentary follows Shine as he walks the streets of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to release his album and ultimately perform at an alley show. The oppressive heat and a mysterious illness is slowing him down. He believes one of his enemies put a curse on him. His new single is a message to his enemies and fans alike that he is recovering from this sickness. In this intimate portrait we see that instead of getting better, Shine seems to be slowly fading away.

Directed by Greg Crompton, Abu-Bakarr Jalloh



Rise Up



RISE UP! 

Soon after the death of George Floyd in 2020 director Grace Stelk received a lot of questions from youths:
What does racism entails?
Does it also occur in the Netherlands?
What can I do to help?
This short film is her answer to those questions. It tells the story of Africans worldwide, it shows what is happening and if you listen closely you will hear the story told by our ancestors, and brothers and sisters that are still among us.

Directed by Grace Stelk




Ijo



IJO: A Love Story

Written and Directed by Fatimah Binta Gimsay. This Nigerian tale of love tells the story of a depressed man who seeks closure and healing through dance after a lover’s quarrel.

Directed by Fatimah Binta Gimsay




Sotra Cyphers



SOTRA CYPHERS
5 Year Anni-Verse-Ary Special
 

A short look at the origin of popular South African Hip-Hop web series Sotra Cyphers, created by music producer SPeeKa in 2016.
Thapelo Modiela (also known as "SPeeKa") is a music producer, voice over artist, presenter and videographer born and raised in Soweto. He has been making music (mostly South African Hip-Hop) since 2005. Besides producing songs for artists such as Big Zulu, Siya Shezi, F-Eezy and MaseVen, his music has also appeared in various television productions.

Directed by Thapelo Modiela



Breona



BREONA 

When the pandemic came to North America, award-winning EMT and ER tech Breonna Taylor was designated an essential worker. Breonna loved being at the hospital. Had she not been murdered by police on March 13, 2020, she would now be well on her way to becoming a nurse. The woman whose own life was taken before her 27th birthday wanted only to save the lives of others.
Artists 4 Racial Equality (ARE) is a group of Canadian musicians and visual artists who want the world to remember Breonna Taylor.

Directed by Cailleah Scott-Grimes






A LYRICAL JOURNEY

This double feature includes a remote collaborative musical performance
and a documentary on a prolific award winning European songwriter


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Songwriter Token Of Love



Songwriter



SONGWRITER (Parolier)

417 love songs
18 notebooks
49 years of career
13 gold records
1 Eurovision victory in 1986

Rosario Marino, an Italian immigrant, worker, then songwriter of variety songs, left the factory to make a living.
In thsi documentary his daughter Rachel takes a tender look at her father's profession and his career.

Directed by Rachel Marino

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Token Of Love



A TOKEN OF LOVE

A "virtual choir", created during the pandemic, performing a short piece composed by the most prolific of all women composers of the 17th century, the nun Isabella Leonarda.
With the participation of more than 130 performers worldwide: professional musicians and amateurs from a variety of musical worlds. All in tribute to a woman composer.

Directed by Candace Smith






DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE FEATURE

Including
CALM BEFORE...THE RISING STORM
and THE REFLECTACLES ARE DEAD


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Calm Before... The Rising Storm
CALM BEFORE... THE RISING STORM

One for vinyl collectors and Garage Rock fans.

In June of 1967, a group of six high school seniors went into a tiny recording studio in Massachusetts and recorded an album called 'calm before...' that was to become a vinyl collector's classic in the decades to follow. The Rising Storm has survived to become one of the 'Unknown Legends of Rock n Roll' and five decades later, they are still making music.
The boys graduated, and went on with their lives and successful professional careers that had nothing to do with music. The 500 copies of the album, never meant for distribution, fell into obscurity, until 1982, when a German collector paid $2,000 for a rare copy.
Music reviewers and rock historians re-discovered "calm before..." calling the album an 'icon of the 60's garage band sound with surprising original material'. The album was 'bootlegged' in Europe and suddenly the band was unwittingly thrust back into the spotlight.
In this 30 minute documentary, filled with animations, re-creations, and interviews with experts, fans, and band members we piece together the story of the Rising Storm's unlikely rise to fame. We explain what caused the craze among vinyl collectors and hear what the band has to say about the music they created fifty years ago, the times they lived in, their subsequent “fame” and their real lives.

Directed by Andrew Brier



The Reflectacles Are Dead



THE REFLECTACLES ARE DEAD

The Reflectacles set out on their first and only national tour in 2011. They were a band on the rise, having played with music legends like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Leon Russell. Six months after the tour, they broke up...
“The Reflectacles Are Dead” weaves together concert and archival footage with recent interviews of the band to look back on their sudden rise, comic fall, and the unexpected joy of life on the road with little money and endless possibilities.

Directed by Donovan McCarty

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A DIVERSE AUDIO TRIPTYC

DEAR LILY, LOVE PATRICK (very moving mini-doc on a Disco pioneer)
INGVAR LOCO NORDIN (Swedish experimental audio artist documentary)
MADBEN - Grief Dance To Death
(an amazing visual music video piece)
 
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Dear Lily Ingvar Loco Madben

 

Dear Lily



DEAR LILY, LOVE PATRICK

A luminous bond forged on a 1960s college campus between two friends whose lives will soon radically diverge, while their friendship remains impervious to time and distance.
Patrick heads to San Francisco, where the thriving queer community welcomes him, and where his prodigious and visionary musical talent will take him to the brink of Disco stardom. Lily follows a more seemingly conventional path of marriage and children.
The documentary Dear Lily, Love Patrick is a poignant look at the power of true connection, a young life ended by tragedy at the onset of the AIDS epidemic, and a love that still endures.

Directed by Jennifer Bartels

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Ingvar Loco INGVAR LOCO NORDIN

What is music? What is poetry? A Swedish artist explores the hinterlands of sound-art and words, and translates into various poetic expression the many sensations and impulses that come to him. Like his friend of many years, Karlheinz Stockhausen, he is a charismatic person with works of passion not always readily appreciated by the conventionalized crowd. An interesting eye- and ear-opening journey into the world of sound and words, expertly commentated by the artist himself together with vivid observations about life and art.

Directed by Petri Storlopare

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Madben



MADBEN
Grief, Dance To Death

An audio-visual trip

Directed by Nobrain




MUSIC SHORT FILM COLLECTION

A variety of audio visual pieces, from narrative short films and music videos, to comedy musicals and a trippy Japanese kids' show!

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Mensvreters Boef Lewe MENSVRETERS' BOEF LEWE MADE ME DO IT
SA cannibal rappers’ wild music-driven horror short film
(South Africa / UK)

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Cuckoo! CUCKOO! (Koekoek!) 
Comedy short of a man living in a cuckoo clock
(Netherlands)
I ahve No Home ODYN V KANOE - I Have No Home 
Cinematic fantasy music video
Directed by Vladimir Vlasenko
(Ukraine)
One Hit Wonder ONE HIT WONDER 
This short film has a cab driver taking a former pop star on a one way Twilight Zone ride
(USA)

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Isobel Take Me Away ISOBEL - Take Me Away
A moving dark-alt-folk music video by Cape Town based duo Isobel
(South Africa)
On Air ON AIR 
A short thriller set in a late night radio station
(Netherlands)

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Sophia Lately SOPHIA BROMBERG - Lately 
New music by The Voice finalist Sophia Bromberg
(USA)
Eat The Rainbow EAT THE RAINBOW 
An explosively flamboyant musical about being different
(USA)
Terminatryx Virus 3rd Wave TERMINATRYX - Virus 3rd Wave
Remix music video by South Africa's industrial-rock band Terminatryx
(South Africa)
  SPRING PAN Let's Go! 
A far-out Japanese animation trip
(Japan)
I Mustasche You I MUSTACHE YOU 
Flamboyant New York based quirky musical short
(USA)
Vile A Sin VILE A SIN - Carnival Of Souls 
Heavy metal music video
(USA)

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Bathory Invisible Man






e SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival
26 - 28 April 2019
at the Labia Theatre
(68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town)

Sound On Screen Music Film Festival

As with previous editions, this year's Sound On Screen will be affiliated with sister festival
THE X FEST
The X Fest

Bathory Doctor Sleep SA HorrorFest
Ma Crawl

 


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2019 SOUND ON SCREEN LINE-UP

FRI 26 APRIL
8:30pm
SAT 27 APRIL
6:15pm
SAT 27 APRIL
8:30pm
SUN 28 APRIL
6:15pm
SUN 28 APRIL
8:30pm

 



Freddie Mercury The King Of Queen - Soudn On Screen

FREDDIE MERCURY - THE KING OF QUEEN

Friday 26 April, 8:30pm

SA Premiere
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Renowned as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, Freddie Mercury pushed the boundaries of art and music as he led his band Queen to international stardom.
This new documentary looks at the man, his life and music, music industry figures adding their perspective to his legend. His limitless vocal power and extravagant performances shocked and wowed audiences around the world but out of the spotlight he was incredibly private. With exclusive interviews and footage (on and off stage) we uncover the story of Freddie Mercury and how a shy boy from Zanzibar became one of the most iconic figures in modern history.

Directed by Jordan Hill




Industrial Soundtrack Soudn On Screen

INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY

Saturday 27 April, 6:15pm

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A detailed documentary look at the very unique and multi-facetted Industrial music genre, tracing its origins and taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America's thriving avant-garde scene.
Some assume the Industrial genre is nothing but noise - far from it. This documentary also highlights the nuances of this formidable alternative music style.
Features interviews and music from Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, NoN, Cabaret Voltaire, Re/Search Publications, V. Vale, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Hula, Orphx, SPK, Test Dept., Industrial Records, Boyd Rice, Dirk Ivens, The Klinik, Z’EV, In The Nursery, Sonar and many more.
(First SA Cinema Screening)

Directed by Travis Collins, Amélie Ravalec

Waynes World Sound On Screen WAYNE'S WORLD
- 25th anniversary (+ 2!) dress-up screening -

Saturday 27 April, 8:30pm

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Party time! Excellent!
Join us for a most excellent 25th anniversary (+ 2!) dress-up screening of Wayne's World!
Many missed this classic rock comedy on its original bodacious cinema release 27 years ago. So dudes an dudettes, (while not a prerequisite), come dressed as your favourite real and fictional Wayne's World character hero, villain or musician - from Wayne, Garth, Cassandra, Wayne's Dreamwoman, or Stacy, to Rob Lowe's yuppie, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Robert Patrick's T2 bad cop, Officer Koharski, or any random Wayne's World rock T-shirt wearing fan! Bad wigs welcome!
And what the hell, come dressed as someone from Wayne's World 2 if you want to! (like Christopher Walken, Jim Morrison, Cassandra's dad, any member from Aerosmith, Rip Taylor, a roadie… you name it!)
If everyone joins in on Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', it will be
totally awesome!

Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey
Directed by Penelope Spheeris




Paris/Berlin Sound On Screen PARIS/BERLIN : 20 YEARS OF UNDERGROUND TECHNO

Sunday 28 April, 6:15pm

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- First ever South African cinema screening -
From secret Parisian parties to Berlin's infamous Berghain club, Paris/Berlin documents the underground movement of techno through the lens of two different cities. The documentary traces the evolution of techno telling the stories of the DJ's, producers, label managers, promoters, record shops and distributors that have stayed true to its original spirit.
With Laurent Garnier, Regis, Adam X, Function, Lucy, Ancient Methods, Nick Höppner, Terence Fixmer, Tama Sumo, Dasha Rush, Milton Bradley, Lupo, Tobias Rapp and many more.
(First SA Cinema Screening)

Directed by Amélie Ravalec

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Lords Of Chaos Sound On Screen
LORDS OF CHAOS

Sunday 28 April, 8:30pm
- South African Premiere -

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In the early ‘90s a new musical genre (with its roots in the '80s) expanded in Norway: Black Metal

With dark, occult imagery, the renowned black and white corpsepaint and strong anti-Christian sentiments,
the abrasive and challenging music went beyond imagery into true darkness, not only resulting in church burnings,
but also violence, suicide and murder.

These events were captured in the book Lords Of Chaos.

 

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund (known for Rammstein and Madonna music videos and films like Spun and Polar),
he was also in fact a member of early Swedish Black Metal legends Bathory.

Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgård

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Lords Of Chaos Sound On Screen



More possible announcements in the pipeline!



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SOUND ON SCREEN FESTIVAL ARCHIVE :



Halloween SA HorrorFest Overlod SA HorrorFest


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Flamedrop

SOUND ON SCREEN-linked movies to feature at the first FLAMEDROP FILM FESTIVAL
(9 - 15 December 2017, The Bioscope, Johannesburg) will include:

Blackhearts Sound On Screen
Placeb Alt.Russia Sound On Screen
A Fat Wreck OSund On Screen
BLACKHEARTS
PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA
A FAT WRECK


Highlights from all Flamedrop related events will include:

From the SA HorrorFest :
SOUTHBOUND
SHADOW REALM: BEST SA HORRORFEST SHORT FILMS
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

From Celludroid :
MONTAUK CHRONICLES
TRACEROUTE
BEST CELLUDROID SHORT FILMS

From X Fest :
X FLIX: BEST X FEST SHORT FILMS


From Daring Doccies :
THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE


From Sound On Screen :
BLACKHEARTS
A FAT WRECK - Punkumentary
PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA


all info at
www.flamedrop.com/filmfest






THANK YOU TO ALL THE FILMMAKERS AND THE AUDIENCE SUPPORTING THE
2016 SOUND ON SCEEN MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL!


SOUND ON SCREEN
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 Sound On Screen
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





Placeb Alt.Russia Sound On Screen
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





1984 Riding Into Hel Sound On Screen
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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Sound On Screen


FRIDAY 26 AUGUST
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

4:00pm


1984: RIDING INTO HELL
ROCKY: Music by Bill Conti
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SUPERSTAR: Karen Carpenter

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


giveaways giveaways giveaways

Audience give-aways will include new CD releases from Warner Music South Africa:

Skillet Blink 182 Listen To The Music







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




2015 EVENT:



Sound On Screen

The 2016 SOUND ON SCREEN is currently in the works!

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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 Sound On Screen

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)

Cape Town Booking


 

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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

Cape Town Booking

 

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Gogol Bordello Sound On Screen

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

Cape Town Booking


 

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Arts Not Dead Sound On Screen

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.

Cape Town Booking

 

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Stone Cold Jane Austen Sound On Screen

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

Cape Town Booking

 


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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


Cape Town Booking


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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

Cape Town Booking

 

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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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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 )

Raru



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


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