Everyman Cinemas are holding their second annual Music Film Festival from 11th May to 19th May 2016 across its venues and they have an amazing selection of movies.
Celebrating the crossover and creativity between music and film the festival features live music performances plus exclusive first looks at new films like Everybody Wants Some, Green Room and Sing Street. The festival will also host the world premiere of DJ Erol Alkan’s music & video project Beyond The Wizards Sleeve with a live DJ set to follow.
Screenings and events take place across Everyman Cinema venues from London, Leeds, Birmingham and Everyman’s newly opened Bristol venue. For full listings information, head to www.everymancinema.com/music
Green Room previews + live music, Wednesday 11th May.
From 8.30pm at Everyman Leeds, Birmingham, Barnet, Screen on the Green.
Opening the festival is a preview of indie thriller Green Room, which follows a band of down on their luck punk rockers who have to fight for their lives when they are terrorised at an isolated club in the backwoods of Oregon. A superbly sinister Patrick Stewart plays the nefarious club owner and front man of the club’s gang of neo-Nazis intent on murdering the young punk musicians.
Everybody Wants Some!! previews + live music, Thursday 12th May.
From 8.30pm, Screen on the Green, Muswell Hill, Barnet.
A preview of the lovingly crafted-Richard Linklater (director of Oscar winning Boyhood) film, presented as a “spiritual sequel” to cult music classic, Dazed and Confused. Where Dazed followed the rites of passage and rituals of high schoolers in the 70s to an iconic soundtrack of rock n roll, Everybody Wants Some!! follows freshman college students in the early 80s, with an incredible soundtrack featuring disco, punk and hip hop.
Golden Boys preview + Q&A and live performance from The Square, Friday 13th May.
From 8.00pm, Screen on the Green.
Director Simon Wheatley, known for his iconic book of photography ‘Don’t Call Me Urban’, will be screening a world first preview of his new documentary Golden Boys. The documentary follows new generation of grime artists The Square, featuring Elf Kid. Simon Wheatley and The Square will also be present for a Q&A, plus there’s a live performance from The Square following the screening.
And So To Sleep World Premiere + DJ set by Beyond The Wizards Sleeve featuring Erol Alkan, Saturday 14th May.
10.00pm until 2.30am, Screen on the Green.
The first ever screening of video work produced for music by Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, a collaboration between our favourite London DJs Erol Alkan and Richard Norris. Both DJs will also be present for a Q&A plus a live DJ set following the screening.
Sing Street preview + Q&A + live music, Monday 16th May.
From 6.30pm, Muswell Hill, Leeds, Hampstead.
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. As Conor’s parents move him from a comfortable private school to a rough inner-city public school, the scrappy 14-year-old forms a band.
Mentored by his older brother, a dropout who’s hip to cool tunes, Conor starts to compose lyrics and the glam-ish band finds its “no covers” groove. Renaming himself Cosmo, he convinces the mysterious, über-cool Raphina to star in their music videos.
A Q&A will take place at Hampstead and the cast from the film will be performing acoustic songs from the soundtrack following the Q&A.
Kidulthood 10th Anniversary screening + Q&A with the cast, Wednesday 18th May.
From 6.30pm Muswell Hill.
To celebrate ten years of this iconic piece of London cinema, the cast of the film will join the audience in Muswell Hill for a Q&A following the screening. Femi Oyeniran and Adam Deacon will be present for this exclusive Q&A following the screening.
Cinescora presents: Morricone in Love, Thursday 18th May.
From 8.30pm, Screen on the Green
A fusion of live music and cinema, Italian ‘Giallo’ films provide a sublime and often erotic backdrop as Fiona Staniland and band explore the haunting wordless female vocalise of Edda Dell’Orso and the psychedelic lounge tripiness of Ennio Morricone’s cult erotic thriller scores of 1968-72.
Expect a triptastic mix of hypnotic jazz rhythms, bossa beats, soaring soprano and avant garde expressionism – all to a stunning backdrop of the original film visuals.