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What to watch at the 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Fest

The 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Festival will be held at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town from 26-28 April 2019. This year's lineup includes a collection of international music-related movies and documentaries, covering everything from rock, techno, black metal and industrial music to legends in the shape of Queen's Freddie Mercury and a dress-up anniversary screening of Mike Myers' Wayne's World.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect at this year’s festival.

Freddie Mercury: The King Of Queen

Renowned as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, Freddie Mercury pushed the boundaries of art and music as he leads his band Queen to international stardom. This new documentary looks at the man, his life and music, music industry figures adding their perspective to his legend.

His limitless vocal power and extravagant performances shocked and wowed audiences around the world but out of the spotlight, he was incredibly private. With exclusive interviews and footage, we uncover the story of Freddie Mercury and how a shy boy from Zanzibar became one of the most iconic figures in modern history.

Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay

The detailed documentary looks at the very unique and multi-faceted Industrial music genre, tracing its origins and taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America's thriving avant-garde scene.

Some assume the Industrial genre is nothing but noise – far from it. This documentary also highlights the nuances of this formidable alternative music style.

Features interviews and music from Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, NoN, Cabaret Voltaire, Re/Search Publications, V. Vale, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Hula, Orphx, SPK, Test Dept., Industrial Records, Boyd Rice, Dirk Ivens, The Klinik, Z’EV, In The Nursery, Sonar and many more.

Wayne's World anniversary dress-up screening

Many missed this classic rock comedy on its original bodacious cinema release 27 years ago. So dudes an dudettes (while not a prerequisite) come dressed as your favourite real and fictional Wayne's World character hero, villain or musician – from Wayne, Garth, Cassandra, Wayne's Dreamwoman or Stacy, to Rob Lowe's yuppie, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Robert Patrick's T2 bad cop, Officer Koharski or any random Wayne's World rock t-shirt wearing fan. Bad wigs welcome.

You may also come dressed as someone from Wayne's World 2 if you want to like Christopher Walken, Jim Morrison, Cassandra's dad, any member from Aerosmith, Rip Taylor, a roadie.

Paris/Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno

From secret Parisian parties to Berlin's infamous Berghain club, Paris/Berlin documents the underground movement of techno through the lens of two different cities. The documentary traces the evolution of techno telling the stories of the DJs, producers, label managers, promoters, record shops and distributors that have stayed true to its original spirit.

With Laurent Garnier, Regis, Adam X, Function, Lucy, Ancient Methods, Nick Höppner, Terence Fixmer, Tama Sumo, Dasha Rush, Milton Bradley, Lupo, Tobias Rapp and many more.

Lords Of Chaos

In the early ‘90s a new musical genre (germinated in the '80s) rose from Norway: Black Metal.

With dark, occult imagery, the renowned black and white corpse-paint and strong anti-Christian sentiments, the abrasive and challenging music went beyond imagery into true darkness, not only resulting in church burnings but also violence, suicide and murder.

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund (known for Rammstein and Madonna music videos), he was also, in fact, a member of early Swedish Black Metal legends Bathory.

Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira and Valter Skarsgård.

These events were captured in the book Lords Of Chaos – The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground by Didrik Soderlind and Michael Moynihan.

Bookings may be made at [[ Quicket.
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