2013 DOC NYC in Focus: Sonic Cinema

Death-Metal-Angola-Key-Image-Johan-Legraie-280x140Next up in my extended profile of DOC NYC is our ever-popular music doc strand, Sonic Cinema, which explores a diverse range of genres and performing personalities.

DOC NYC Sonic Cinema

DEATH METAL ANGOLA
Director: Jeremy Xido
NYC PREMIERE

A couple stages the first-ever national rock concert in Angola, a nation plagued by decades of civil war (pictured above).

Folk-Key-Photo-by-Amy-Sue-Berlin-280x140FOLK
Director: Sara Terry
NYC PREMIERE

Profiles of three modern-day folk musicians offer insight about the humble but enduring music genre.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Harlem-Street-Singer-Key-Image-Photo-by-Alice-Ochs-Getty-Images--280x140HARLEM STREET SINGER
Directors: Trevor Laurence & Simeon Hutner
WORLD PREMIERE

The story of Reverend Gary Davis, a blind guitar master who left his mark on a generation of younger musicians.
Followed by a Q&A with the directors.

Mercedes-Sosa-Key-Image-280x140MERCEDES SOSA: THE VOICE OF LATIN AMERICA
Director: Rodrigo H Vila
NYC PREMIERE

A tribute to the beloved singer, spanning her six-decade career.

The-Punk-Singer-Key-Image-280x140THE PUNK SINGER
Director: Sini Anderson
NYC PREMIERE

A candid portrait of Kathleen Hanna, whose music with Bikini Kill and Le Tigre established her as one of the leading figures of the riot grrrl movement.
Kathleen Hanna expected to attend.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Revenge-of-the-Mekons-Key-Image-Photo-by-Frank-Swider-280x140REVENGE OF THE MEKONS
Director: Joe Angio
WORLD PREMIERE

An exploration of the endurance of the still-thriving punk band.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and subjects.

we dont wannaWE DON’T WANNA MAKE YOU DANCE
Director: Lucy Kostelanetz
WORLD PREMIERE

Filmed intermittently over three decades, the story of a white teen funk band and their plans for stardom.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and subjects.

Why You Should Attend:
Regular readers already know that music docs work best for me when they transcend their core fanbases to reach more universal, or surprising, terrain. Sonic Cinema showcases just such work – while music is central to each one, they also explore larger, fundamental concerns, from the nature of work to the meaning of success.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing. To assure access to weekday screenings and panels beginning at 5pm or earlier, plus more, consider buying an Insider Pass now!

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