February 1, 2013 12:09
Green Day and Snoop Dogg to premiere films at SXSW
Separate film about Billie Joe Armstrong will also be revealed at Texas festival
Two Green Day documentaries and the story of Snoop Dogg's transformation into Snoop Lion are among the music films set to play at this year's SXSW Festival.
Cuatro! and Broadway Idiot both focus on Green Day with the former a look into the making of the band's trilogy of album releases in 2012. Broadway Idiot, meanwhile, is described as "Behind the curtain with Green Day lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, as he ventures onto Broadway with 'American Idiot'".
Some 109 of the feature films that will screen at SXSW between March 8-16 in Austin, Texas were announced today (February 1). The line-up features 68 films from first-time filmmakers, 69 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and five U.S. Premieres. A selection of the music based films can be seen below, including titles focusing on the Chicago blues scene in the 1960s, funk music, Snoop Lion's Reincarnated and the story of singer and feminist icon Kathleen Hanna.
The 12 films selected for SXSWs 24 Beats Per second section are:
A Band Called Death (Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett). Death was a punk precursor to the Sex Pistols and the Ramones.
Born in Chicago (Director: John Anderson; world premiere). The Chicago blues scene in the 1960s when young, white musicians were apprentices with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Broadway Idiot (Director: Doug Hamilton; world premiere). Behind the curtain with Green Day lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, as he ventures onto Broadway with "American Idiot."
Brothers Hypnotic (Director: Reuben Atlas; world premiere). Eight brothers, brass musicians from Chicago’s South Side, test their brotherhood and their father's legacy against mounting mainstream success.
¡Cuatro! (Director: Tim Wheeler). A peek inside the world of Green Day as they conceptualize and record the trilogy of '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!' and '¡Tré!'.
Finding the Funk (Director: Nelson George; world premiere). A look at funk's past, present and enduring influence on contemporary music.
Good Vibrations (Directors: Lisa Barros D'sa, Glenn Leyburn, Screenwriters: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson; North American Premiere). A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk rock scene.
The Punk Singer (Director: Sini Anderson; world premiere). The story of singer and feminist icon Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre).
Reincarnated (Director: Andy Capper; North American premiere). Snoop Dogg goes on a spiritual journey looking for light in a world of darkness.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (Director: Morgan Neville) The untold story of the back-up singer in popular music.
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