The community reels after an incident on a suburban train. A young cop, beset with doubt and afflicted with tinnitus, is pitched into the chaos that follows this tragic event. He struggles ... See full summary »
A provocative erotic drama, stylishly rendered by Andre Techine, who won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this compelling investigation into the intersection of sexual and artistic passion.
At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They ... See full summary »
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
Definite MUST-SEE for the musically adventurous. NOISE, it's the new sonic frontier?
The Festival Art Rock in Saint Brieuc is a very eclectic music festival that allows artists to explore the boundaries of what constitutes music. The acts vary from spoken word to sung to jazz-fusion noise to instrumental, as well as combinations of all of the above. There are no interviews, and most of the songs are played in their entirety. Also, this is a foreign festival so the singers perform in their native language (w/ no subtitling). Not for all tastes, but if you like avant garde rock 'n' roll, then the 13 min. set from Canadian band "Metric" is worth the price of admission alone (and that goes double for "Sonic Youth" fans, re: Mirror/Dash). Other than that, you're on your own with this very diverse rock-noise-music documentary from director Olivier Assayas ("Clean").
The set list:
1. Several solo instrumentals & vocals by Algerian Oud virtuoso 'Alla' (approx. 5 min.)
2. Spoken word, music, singing by "de l'A" w/ Pascal Rambert & Kate Moran (approx. 4 min.)
Vincent Epplay's musical noise equipment 3. Synth noise by Vincent Epplay, then vocalist Joanna Preiss of "White Tahina" (approx. 5 min.)
Steve Shelley 4. Instrumental 'noise' (various instruments) by Steve Shelley, Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht and Tim Barnes of "Text of Light" (approx. 21 min, good time to visit the concessions or smoke a cigarette).