|17 01 09: LSFF - New Music Shorts + The Beat Happening|
London Short Film Festival
New Shorts: Music & Video
We visit the marriage of sound with image in this selection of creative music videos and short films with a music soundtrack. Includes the Beat Happening Award for best video with music.
THIEVES [MAX AND HARVEY] (Iloobia, 6 min)
VOCATIONS [THE OSCILLATION] (Julian Hand, 4 min)
ROBIN'S CLOGS [KOTHI DWA] (Hattie Newman, 4 min)
THROW ME TO THE RATS [TOM FIN ORCHESTRA] (Alisdair Brotherson, 5 min)
THE SEED [JAPE] (Johnny Kelly, 2 min)
4XTRA [EATEN BY SHIEKS] (Tilman Hatje / Lucas Thiele, 3 min)
LET'S GO DANCING [MINOTAUR SHOCK] (Hattie Newman, 2 min)
FRENO AND OLAF [MODIFIED TOY ORCHESTRA] (Chris Plant, 4 min)
A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY [STEVE-O TOWN] (Steve Lawrence / Winstan Whitter, 3 min)
HERE AND THERE [MERCURY BOY] (Eoghan Kidney, 7 min)
TWO ONE SIDE [TEITER] (Marmar, 7 min)
DE MAGISCHER TOL [MATT HULSE] (Joost Van Veen, 3 min)
HOLD ON TWICE [FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS] (Francois Marry, 2 min)
AT THE DANCE [HINT] (Xavier Almeida, 4 min)
HERR BARR [CHRIS CLARK] (Clemens Kogler, 3 min)
NANTES [BERIUT] (Gillian Biddle, 4 min)
FRANCIS BACON [LIME HEADED DOG] (Greg Butler, 2 min)
HORRORS [SILVERY] (Alisdair Brotherson, 2 min)
TAXIDERMY [KASMS] (Roman Rappak, 2 min)
WORD OF MOUTH [PADDED CELL] (Julian Hand, 4 min)
Saturday 17 January, 6pm
THE BEAT HAPPENING SESSIONS
Following today's earlier new shorts 10: Music & Video screening (see above) comes an evening of film and live music in conjunction with Beat Happening magazine, one of London's most reputable music magazines with a firm grasp of the most exciting artists to come out of London and beyond, and it's refreshingly unpretentious approach has made it a favourite of LSFF.
TORNADO OF FAME (Fred Grace, 2009)
The premiere of a brand new documentary hot from the edit follows cabaret hip hop performer The Midnight Expresso as he tries to blag his way to fame, fortune and some of the biggest stages around.
Also premiering after the documentary is the official music video for Midnight Expresso's new song 'Man Of Straw', directed by Mark J. Blackman.
ONE MAN IN THE BAND (Adam Clitheroe, 83 min, 2008)
One-man bands. Showmen, eccentrics, loners. But whatever you do, don't call them buskers. Adam Clitheroe's new feature documentary is a funny and moving portrait of contemporary musicians who play as one-person acts. For them, music just sounds so much better when you make it all alone. With an eclectic array of musical styles - ranging from theremin rock to hurricane drum solos and a backing band made of bicycle wheels - these one-man bands bring to the stage noise and spectacle worthy of a whole band, but at a fraction of the budget. We meet a selection of contemporary one-man bands from Europe and the USA and join them for their lonely existence on the road. Rather than mocking the musical excesses the film takes an intimate approach, helped by the fact it's a film about one-man bands made by a one-man band filmmaker. Life on the road for a one-man band is a journey into solitude, and so the documentary asks: what drives us as humans to create, and is it worth the pain. www.onemaninthebad.com
Followed by live sets from those featured in the film: DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS playing the sort of blues you get when you sell your soul at the musical crossroads, NINKI V who uses a skeleton puppet to play her theremin, and THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESSO himself.