2012 SOUND ON SCREEN MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL arrives in Johannesburg from 1-13 Dec

2012 SOUND ON SCREEN
MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Another one of Flamedrop’s indie film festivals to light up the screen at The Bioscope (286 Fox Street, Johannesburg), is the SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival, which had its genesis in Cape Town in 2010. The movie selections from around the globe (and locally) include anything music related on film, from documentaries and biopics to concert movies.
8 productions will screen across 1 – 13 December 2012.

> THE HEART IS A DRUM MACHINE is an in-depth look at what music really is, with top artists and scholars grappling with this concept, including John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Maynard James Keenan (Tool), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘n Roses), Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails), George Clinton (Funkadelic), Eddie Kramer, Bob Ludwig and more.
> The Thrash Metal genre gets brilliantly covered in GET THRASHED! feat. bands like Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Megadeth, Pantera, In Flames and more.
> Two local productions include MAMA GOEMA, looking at the minstrel culture of Cape Town, and THE CREATORS explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa by peering through the eyes of its artists.
> HATED looks at the life and mayhem of GG Allin & The Murder Junkies, the last true Rock & Roll outlaw who lived and died with his music (Hangover director Todd Phillips’ first movie).
> An explosive documentary on the outrageous WENDY O. WILLIAMS & THE PLASMATICS, who blurred the lines between Punk and Metal, defying the expected testosterone domination with her hot body, gravel voice and wild stage shows
> ON THE 50 YARD LINE is a fascinating look at the long journey of a school marching band.
> REAL PUNKS GET CHECKED takes a raw look at Punk legends with live footage and back stage interviews (incl. Johnny Rotten, The Ramones, The Misfits, Bad Religion, NOFX, Jello Biafra etc.).

(More movie details below)
Official site: www.flamedrop.com/sos

Screening Dates & Times: www.TheBioscope.co.za
Tickets: R40

SOUND ON SCREEN Line-Up:

THE HEART IS A DRUM MACHINE
A Documentary Film About Music
What is music? Many of today’s top artists and scholars grapple with the question in this cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession.
With musicians, composers, producers, engineers, scholars, scientists & record label owners, feat. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Maynard James Keenan (Tool), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘n Roses, Velvet Revolver), Juliette Lewis, Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails), George Clinton (Funkadelic), Kurt Loder, Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad), Eddie Kramer, Bob Ludwig, Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips), Bijou Phillips, Elijah Wood and many more.

GET THRASHED – The Story Of Thrash Metal
“Everyone had a good time… even if they were bleeding!”
This documentary is a roller coaster ride of extreme music and personalities, starting with the most famous thrash metal pioneers, Metallica, and highlighting other genre defining bands like Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus and more.
The documentary features interviews with over 50 artists including past and current members of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Pantera, Exodus, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Testament, Shadows Fall, In Flames, Kreator, Destruction, Hatebreed and many more.
The artists discuss the groundbreaking music of the Thrash Metal Scene, the culture surrounding it and includes live concert footage depicting mosh pits, stage diving, head-banging, partying and the over the top antics that went along with the Thrash Metal movement.

THE CREATORS
The Creators explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa by peering through the eyes of its artists. Born into separate areas of the formerly-segregated country, the subjects recraft history in their own artistic languages. Weaving through the lives of Faith47 (street art), Warongx (afro-blues), Emile (hip-hop), Sweat.X (performance art), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho (opera), the film culminates in an intertwined multi-plot shedding light on the country and some of its music.
National Geographic All Roads Film Festival Best Documentary winner & World Music And Independent Film Festival Best Music Documentary winner
(Filmmakers attendance pending)

REAL PUNKS GET CHECKED
Reality Check TV hits the venues and backstage, with a raw, underground look at the genre from their archives, with live footage and interviews with Punk legends like Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), The Ramones, The Misfits, NOFX, Bad Religion, MDC, Verbal Abuse, Fear, Becky Bondage (Vice Squad) and many more.

MAMA GOEMA
The Cape Town Beat In Five Movements
A journey to the heart of the Mother City and a beat called Goema. With indigenous roots, colonial influence and shaped by Cape Town’s slave history, Goema’s blueprint lies in the City’s carnival culture. The documentary charts the evolution of this musical genre.
Winner of Best Feature at the Tri-Continental Film Festival. DVD copies of the movie will be on sale.
(Filmmakers attendance pending)

WENDY O. WILLIAMS & THE PLASMATICS
10 Years Of Revolutionary Rock & Roll
Across the mid-70s to the mid’80s the outrageous Wendy O. Williams and The Plasmatics blurred the lines between Punk and Metal, defying the expected testosterone domination with her hot body, gravel voice and wild stage shows incl. blowing up cars and chain-sawing guitars! This explosive documentary looks at this unique band and the waves they created across a decade.

HATED – GG ALLIN & THE MURDER JUNKIES
“My mind’s a machine gun, my body’s the bullets, and the audience is the target” – GG Allin
GG Allin was named Jesus Christ by his mentally unstable father. From a young age GG’s rebellious nature was evident, and he turned into the last true rock & roll rebel whose frustrated, angry soul burst forth through music.
His self-destructive, intense, sleaze-filled outlaw punk-rock style went hand-in-hand with drug abuse, self-mutilation and attacks on the audience. Together with his misfit band of Murder Junkies their notorious shows erupted into events of mayhem and every possible bodily fluid, as a naked GG rampaged like a madman attacking himself and his audience, defecating on stage and bashing himself in the head with the microphone until the blood flowed.
This in-depth, visceral documentary by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) looks at the man and his music through the 1980’s and early ’90s, including interviews with GG, his band, friends, family and fans, with live shows and spoken word performance footage.

FROM THE 50 YARD LINE
More than… 50 friends, 50 dreams, 50 futures, and just 1 chance
From the 50 Yard Line presents the football field not only as a sports venue but also as a stage for the marching band. The viewer goes on an exciting adventure through band camp, auditions, the marching season, and the regional and national competitions.
Nowhere else do you see hundreds of teenagers working together in such unison and commitment for one common goal.

About Martin Myers
Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

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