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An Evening of Music Documentary
Wed 9 Jan 18:30 ROXY bar & screen
LSFF brings together a selection of short music docs. We present a selection of international documentaries in conjunction with Cardiffâ€™s Soundtrack music and film festival, plus further shorts from LSFFâ€™s open submissions. The evening will culminate with a live acoustic set by The Highly Skilled Migrants, stars of THE NONSENSE EXPRESS.
THE NONSENSE EXPRESS is an independently produced documentary film about a London band that attempt to tour Russia and Belarus with bizarre and unexpected results. The film creatively combines HD footage and animated hand-drawn ink illustrations.
The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival celebrates the distinctive relationship between music and the moving image and takes place across Cardiff & Newport each November, featuring a packed programme of screenings, masterclasses, Q&Aâ€™s, workshops and exceptional live performances. LSFF partnered up with the Festival on their Best Short Music Documentary Award, and tonight present the 5 nominated films.
Alberto Blanco 19 mins
Criterioh is the stage name of Fernando Fernández, a 23 year-old fighting to find his place in the world of rap. His 150 kilos have made him the subject of jokes, insults and abuses, which Criterioh must face when stepping up to the stage to battle, using his own limitations as a weapon and confronting traumas of the past.
DAY WE DANCED ON THE MOON, THE
Tristan Daws 11 mins
HONKY TONK BEN
Ryan McKenna 15 mins
This luminous short explores folk artist Ben Cormier’s process of building extravagant honky tonk pianos.
LAUREL COLLECTIVE - A SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Poppie Skold 15 mins
A short observational documentary following London based band, Laurel Collective, the curators of the exquisite music festival In The Woods, behind the scenes amidst their creative London life. 'a wonderful testimony to everyday life in the capital and creating great art with your friends...an inspiring testament to creativity and belief'
NONSENSE EXPRESS, THE
Robert Dumas 37 mins
To a soundtrack of their unique ‘Russophone Bolsha Nova Folk n’Roll’, Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants take you on a rollercoaster of comedic chaos and heartrending disaster as their self-(dis)organised tour of the former USSR goes from bad to worse. When Sasha eventually takes his wounded pride of musicians back to his childhood home in Belarus, the stage is set for an unexpectedly moving finale.
ONE BIG HOLIDAY
Michael Feld 29 mins
One Big Holiday provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the symbiotic love affair that exists between one of America’s hottest bands, My Morning Jacket, and their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
RANDY PARSONS: AMERICAN LUTHIER
David Aldrich 8 mins
Randy Parsons: American Luthier is a 2011 documentary short film about Randy Parsons, an American luthier whose client list includes Jack White, Jimmy Page, Sammy Hagar, Death Cab for Cutie, Peter Frampton, Joe Perry, and Modest Mouse.
TASTE OF BROUGHTON, A
R.L. Wilson 10 mins
David Thomas Broughton is part performance artist, part experimental musician, and straddles the line between the two, willfully invading the space between audience and performance. 'A Taste of Broughton' explores the nature of his work, and provides an insight into a truly mercurial talent.
YODELING COWBOY, THE
Mike Maryniu 6 mins
A film that looks how yodeling sounds, this playful animated documentary explores the life and music of Manitoba cowboy and yodeling legend Stew Clayton.