On the road with slacker queen Courtney Barnett in a cinematic postcard of a film about everything from the Great Depression to stage fright - beautifully and sensually captured on analog 16mm film.
Danny Cohen / Australia / 2021 / 83 min
An elegant portrait of a maestro without equal. The life, music and activism of one of the 20th century's most popular composers and the mind behind ‘West Side Story’ - Leonard Bernstein.
Douglas Tirola / United States / 2021 / 105 min / International Premiere
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
A musical road trip around LA with the singer with the troubled mind, who looks back on the endless summers with his buddies in The Beach Boys. Good vibrations with a touch of melancholy.
Brent Wilson / United States / 2021 / 93 min
Screeching guitars and gritty VHS go hand in hand in the perfectly understated - but definitive - film about the outsider rock heroes of Dinosaur Jr, who set new standards for what a guitar could sound like.
Philipp Virus / Germany, United States / 2021 / 82 min
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Leonard Cohen's classic anthem 'Hallelujah' and its 10-year creation process are at the heart of a film about the mysteries of creativity - and about a man who dedicated his life to exploring them.
Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine / United States / 2021 / 115 min
L.A.R.S.T. H.U.G. VEGA Koncert - G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. L.I.V.E
One of the country's greatest poets and pop singers bows out and bids farewell to 40 years of career with a smashing farewell concert from VEGA in Copenhagen.
Niklas Konoy, Lars Hugh Uno Grammy / Denmark / 2022 / 115 min / World Premiere
Karlheinz Stockhausen challenged all artistic conventions and everyone around him in a 26-year project to write the opera of them all. A musical maverick, light years ahead of time and place.
Oeke Hoogendijk / Netherlands / 2022 / 120 min
Look at Me!
Violence, a raw musical talent and mental problems. A harrowing portrait of SoundCloud rapper XXXTentacion, who left a huge imprint on his generation before his violent death at age 20.
Sabaah Folayan / United States / 2022 / 120 min / International Premiere
Meet Me In the Bathroom
The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem and the rest of New York's coolest kids in a kaleidoscopic time travel back to the '00s, when the electric guitar rocked the charts.
Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace / United Kingdom / 2022 / 105 min / European Premiere
A young music manager fights for her career and her undocumented parents' green cards in an inspiring talk-of-the town film from this year's Sundance Film Festival - with a score by Helado Negro.
Isabel Castro / United States / 2022 / 90 min / International Premiere
'I didn't want to be a pop star, I just wanted to scream'. Sinéad O'Connor's artistic breakthrough in the '90s has political resonance today as much as ever, as the iconic singer shines as a true pioneer.
Kathryn Ferguson / United Kingdom, Ireland / 2022 / 97 min / European Premiere
Rewind & Play
Thelonius Monk is on the loose on French TV in '69, where the jazz giant takes down an arrogant journalist with cosmic attitude. A minimalist and darkly witty treasure trove of a film about our man Monk.
Alain Gomis / France, Germany / 2022 / 65 min / International Premiere
The only female metal band in the Middle East makes some noise for the revolution in Lebanon, and for the love of each other. Slave to Sirens have more at stake than just the music in an instant audience favourite of a film.
Rita Baghdadi / Lebanon, United States / 2022 / 78 min / None
The Computer Accent
What does music composed with Artificial Intelligence sound like? American post-pop group YACHT embarks on a radical creative experiment: inviting a computer into the recording studio.
Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo / United States / 2022 / 85 min / World Premiere
The Subharchord - A Future that Never Happened
A charming trip on the trail of a sound generator from the GDR, of which only three exist in the world today. Cold War technology and retro-futuristic sounds from a future that could have been.
Ina Pillat / Norway, Germany / 2021 / 60 min / International Premiere
This Much I Know To Be True
Nick Cave and bandmate Warren Ellis in a brilliant film performance featuring tracks from the last two albums - with space for existential fan correspondence and Cave's own porcelain sculptures of the devil's life.
Andrew Dominik / United Kingdom / 2022 / 105 min