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Films

Documentaries binding together unlimited self-expression and diversity in human existence in Sõprus Cinema. Filmmakers and associates will attend the screenings for Q&A sessions.

TMW FILM 2017:

Monday, 27.03 at 9 PM – „One More Time With Feeling“ (2016)
One More Time With Feeling, from director Andrew Dominik, is a stark, fragile and raw documentary. The film probes the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of Skeleton Tree, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 16th studio album, and features live performances by the band in the studio, as well as interviews with Cave, band member Warren Ellis and Cave’s wife Susie Bick.

Tuesday, 28.03 at 9 PM – „Demain“ (2015)
Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. Tomorrow (Demain) provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place. Co-directed by ecological rights advocate Cyril Dion and actress-filmmaker Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Now You See Me), whose engagement here goes beyond that of a mere vanity project, this playfully made exposé should be required viewing for anyone wondering what they could do to pitch in and save the planet.

 

Wednesday, 29.03 at 9 PM – „Death by Design“ (2016)
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker da investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

 

Thursday, 30.03 at 9 PM – „We Are X“ (2016)
From the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve never heard of…yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined––captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor––and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-­of­-a-kind cultural phenomenon.

Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades––persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache––the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), We Are X is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted—but truly unstoppable—virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.

 

Saturday, 1.04 at 1 PM – „Liberation Day“ (2016)
All art is propaganda
– George Orwell
…and all propaganda is art
– Laibach

Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, and to the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea. Confronting strict ideology and cultural differences, the band struggles to get their songs through the needle’s eye of censorship before they can be unleashed on an audience never before exposed to alternative rock’n’roll. Meanwhile, propaganda loudspeakers are being set up at the border between the two Koreas and a countdown to war is announced. The hills are alive…with the sound of music.

The screening is followed by a meeting with the producers and the stars of the film.
Guests: director Morten Traavik, producer Uldis Cekulis, members of Laibach Ivan Novak and Mina Špiler.