18/06/2014 06:25

Cinema City takes you on a thrilling journey through Planet Rock!

For years now, the always-popular Planet Rock selection has been drawing immense interest with its films on music stars and legendary bands, whose amazing life stories and careers are transferred on big screen by renowned directors and actors. The intertwining of music and film art at Cinema City is this year presented through 13 electrifying cinematic accomplishments.

Don’t miss the Academy award-winning story about Rodriguez, the greatest rock icon of the 70s who never was – Searching for Sugar Man, signed by the recently deceased director Malik Bendjelloul, author of music documentaries on some of the biggest music stars of today. Revolutionary 3D film Pina, directed by Wim Wenders himself, whose Catherdrals of Culture will also screen at this year’s Cinema City within the [email protected] selection. Pina will reveal the fascinating persona of Pina Bausch.

Matt Askem’s spectacular Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, which was shot in front of 60,000 fans, captures the monumental event in the Italian capital, and shows the most extravagant and spectacular scene in the history of this band’s touring. If you love Peter Gabriel then Hamish Hamilton’s Peter Gabriel: Back to Front is a must. This film not only celebrates one of the most innovative artists of the modern age, but also takes its viewers to the front lines of his concert, recording Gabriel’s sensational performance, which include the most memorable hits of this amazing artist. Will Lovelace’s and Dylan Southern’s LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits records the last performance of the cult band LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden, as well as the decision of the frontman, James Murphy, to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career.

The renowned filmmaker Shane Meadows brings us a unique film journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in the history of British music – The Stone Roses. By presenting previously unseen archive footage and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts The Stone Roses: Made of Stone follows the band from its beginnings, through turmoil, to reunion that culminated in the historic concert in Manchester before 220,000 adoring fans. Every Everything: the music, life & times of Grant Hart presents the unrestrained and unfiltered story of the famous pioneer of the independent American music scene and former Hüsker Dü co-songwriter/singer/drummer, Grant Hart. The film is directed by Gorman Bachard.

Twenty Feet from the Stardom, by Morgan Neville, brings an unorthodox view of fame, from the point-of-view of the backup singers, whose voices, but not the names, are known to millions. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, Twenty Feet from Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. Death Metal Angola, by Jeremy Xido, will answer the question how to make a rock concert in war-ravaged Angola, and show the incredible energy and passion for music. Off the Beaten Track, by João Pedro Moreira, shows the story of Portuguese world music sensation Buraka Som Sistema, which we had the pleasure to see live at EXIT, and which will delight the audience with its mix of Angolan sound, multiethnic funk rhythms and incredible dancers.