06 JANUARY 2006 - 20 FEBRUARY 2006


A season of documentaries with and about music and music makers – from Moog to Mixtape Djs… 

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (15)

Dir Fatih Akin

Ger/Turk 2005 89 min

” the musical documentary version of Turkish delight”

Filmhouse : Fri 6 Jan 6pm

Glasgow Film Theatre: Sun 8 Jan 6.30pm

Multi-award-winning director Fatih Akin returns from the success of Head-On with a musical odyssey. In the company of Alexander Hacke of avant-garde band Einsturzende Neubauten, he brings us on a unique journey through Istanbul , looking at the vibrant musical scene which includes traditional Turkish music alongside rock and hip-hop. An absorbing portrait of the city that bridges Europe and Asia , exploring the musical concept of east-meets-west.

Moog (U)

Dir Hans Fjellestad

US 2004 70min

Filmhouse : Sun 5 Feb 4.15pm , Sat 11 Feb 8.45pm

Glasgow Film Theatre: Wed 11 Jan 7pm

Robert Moog was the godfather of synth . Moog the film takes us inside the head of this legendary inventor as he shares ideas about creativity, design, interactivity and spirituality. With interviews and performances by Stereolab, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman , DJ Spooky, Herb Deutsch, Bernie Worell, Money Mark, Mix Master Mike and others. The stylised, wonderfully strange story of an American maverick and a true original.

Saudade do Futuro (U) (The Nostalgia of the Future)

Dir Cesar Paes

Bra/Fr/ Bel 2000 94 min

Filmhouse : Fri 10 Feb 3.30pm , Mon 20 Feb 6pm

Glasgow Film Theatre: Mon 30 Jan 8.30pm

The rhythms and rhymes of the Brazilian ” cantadores ” tell us the beat of São Paulo . Journalist, schoolteacher or maid, these north-eastern immigrants sketch an unforgettable musical portrait of one of the world’s biggest and most complicated cities.

Mixtape Inc (15)

Dir Walter Bell

US 2005 107 min

Filmhouse : Sun 12 Feb 3.30pm , Thu 16 Feb 8.45pm

Glasgow Film Theatre: Sun 22 Jan 8.30pm [+Q&A]

Mixtapes aren’t just about business. They’re an integral part of hip-hop culture – the only part of hip-hop still true to the street rebel vibe that birthed the movement in the first place. But Mixtapes are illegal. This film illustrates the battles and hustles on both sides of this volcanic industry through interviews with virtually every notable DJ involved in the game. Featuring: Kanye West, Lil ‘ Jon, 50 Cent & G-Unit, Chuck D and many others.