WHAT WE STARTED
2017, Abramorama, 94 min, USA, Dir: Bert Marcus, Cyrus Saidi

Through an artfully crafted narrative, powerful cast of superstars and stunning visual techniques, this documentary delves into the highly popular world of electronic dance music, providing backdoor access to a widely misunderstood, self-driven and well-insulated industry on its way to global domination. The film spans the music’s rich history, from its underground inception in late-1980s America to the musicians and fans of the genre who relentlessly fought in the dance clubs and on the streets to find a safe space to express themselves, to the development of this modern, mainstream revolution that has taken the world by storm. Featuring industry pioneers and superstars of today including Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Moby, Pete Tong, David Guetta, Afrojack, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Usher and Ed Sheeran, WHAT WE STARTED highlights the current boom in electronic dance music while leaving open the question of what will happen next for this incredible music genre.


ALICE COOPER: WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE
1975, 84 min, USA, Dir: David Winters

To support his first solo album, king of shock rock Alice Cooper put together his most elaborate stage show yet and took it on the road. Built around the concept of a young boy’s nightmares, the production featured such hits as “I'm Eighteen” and “School's Out” along with songs from the Welcome to My Nightmare album. With a great band including guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter, the Coop is in terrific form throughout this London-shot concert film, a longtime staple of the midnight movie circuit.


HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM
2017, 76 min, USA, Dir: Fred Riedel

As a member of pioneering alternative rock band Sonic Youth and on his own solo recordings, Lee Ranaldo has revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar. Working with producer Raül Fernandez and collaborators including lyricist Jonathan Lethem, singer Sharon Van Etten, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and former Sonic Youth cohort Steve Shelley on drums, Ranaldo recorded the new album “Electric Trim” - a process captured in this documentary. Filmed during dozens of recording sessions across a year, this unusually intimate look at the creative process presents a bold, new sound that is a lush and striking departure from Ranaldo’s signature work.


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