Last Thursday began the International Documentary Film Festival In-Edit with the “Muscle Shoals” by Greg Camalier screening, a documentary about this music studio from Alabama where artists like The Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin have recorded their music. This eleventh edition of the event will run until November the 3rd putting together, each year with more and more success, music and the documentary genre in high-quality oeuvres. This year In-edit’s part of the program can also be seen in Golem cinemas in Madrid, Pamplona and Bilbao between October the 28th and the 1st of November. Those who are unable to go to any of the venues or cities mentioned, or who want to enjoy the documentaries from their homes, may do so through the platform that they created last year called inedit.tv. From the blog of ShBarcelona we assure you won’t be able to watch only a single film of this festival, you’ll be wanting more!
Although the amount of good films in the program makes almost impossible to have a plan to watch them all, we must consider some of the essential films before to start buying tickets “like crazy”. All of them show the love and professionalism of the team behind the festival, as Cristian Pascual (CEO of In-Edit) says, “we have managed to give soul to the festival, and the audience appreciates that”. Among the documentaries that you can not miss there is A Band Called Death, which tells the story of three African-American brothers from Detroit who had the band called “Death” that played punk before punk was punk, or a story about the chorus girls in the music, called 20 feet from stardom and Naked Opera, starring Marc Rollinger, a dying billionaire who travels following ‘Don Giovanni’ representations with the philosophy of Carpe diem. Also is worth to mention the film Mistaken for strangers, a documentary about the band The National, or Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, about the actor of “Paris, Texas”, or Punk: Chaos to Couture by the British journalist Jon Savage, or Bayou Maharaja: The Tragic Genius of James Booker, the “best black, addict, gay and blind pianist in New Orleans”, or Beware of Mr. Baker about Ginger Baker, Sounds of Belgium, which analyzes the Belgian music scene, Teenage, about the music of German youth in the interwar period, Chulas fronteras, about the life and sound of the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Big Easy Express, which emulates the documentary ‘The Big Express’ (with Janis Joplin and The Band), this time with Mumford and Sons, among others, and so on.
Among the national documentary we find Bustamante Perkins about the Valencian singer Julio Bustamante, El Peor Dios, about the punk band ‘Los Desechables’, Cuchibiri Cuchibiri, about the history of the Catalan rumba explained by Peret, Nitsa 94/96: el giro electrónico, about this music club, among many others. Is also very interesting the tribute to Dick Fontaine with the screening of some of his best works such as Beat This: a Hip Hop Story. This director will offer a free masterclass on Wednesday at 7pm in the Auditorium of Communication Faculty at Blaquerna University.
Do not miss the Festival In-Edit !