DEATH METAL ANGOLA and more Music Films rock the Sarasota Film Festival
Today we spotlight three extraordinary music films playing at this year’s festival. Mention this article in person at our box office (within the Regal Hollywood 20 in Sarasota) and you will receive 2 for 1 tickets for DEATH METAL ANGOLA, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME or MUSICWOOD. (Special thanks to our friends at www.sarasotamusicscene.com.) Each film offers an extraordinary and powerful look into the hearts and souls of musicians battling for expression, peace, understanding and salvation.
DEATH METAL ANGOLA
Thurs, 4/11, 5:30 PM
Sat, April 13th, 9:30 PM
Following nearly 40 years of unrelenting war, peace and reconstruction are slow to arrive for the people of Angloa. In Huambo, the country’s second largest city, Sonia Ferreira oversees an orphanage of 55 children as her boyfriend, the death metal guitarist Wilker Flores, builds a rock and roll movement among young people seeking to find catharsis from the horrors of war. Jeremy Xido’s bright, compassionate DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows Sonia and Wilker as they seek to stage Angola’s first ever national rock concert among the nation's disparate communities of metal and hardcore bands.
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME
Fri, 4/12 4:45 PM
Sat, 4/13 8:00 PM
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a feature-length documentary about the legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, and Elliot Smith, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a story of artistic and musical salvation.
Sat, 4/6 3:30 PM
Sun, 4/7 2:00 PM
MUSICWOOD follows an unusual group of famous guitar-makers, Bob Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Chris Martin (Martin Guitars) and Dave Berryman (Gibson Guitars) as they drop their commercial differences and travel together to the largest coastal temperate rain forest in Southeast Alaska. They have to negotiate with Native American loggers to save the centuries old Sitka Spruce trees, before it's too late for acoustic guitars. This film exposes a culture clash of huge proportions where Native American loggers, CEO’s and Greenpeace all battle over a forest that is the last of its kind on the planet.
Remember: Mention this article at our box office and you will receive 2 for 1 tickets for DEATH METAL ANGOLA, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME or MUSICWOOD.