Get ready to dive into music by way of cinema. With over fifty films scheduled, the fifth edition of In-Edit Brasil, a festival of music-related documentaries, runs until 12 May 2013. We’ve picked a few of our favourites from amongst the international entries, with a couple of Brazilian highlights thrown in too.
Searching for Sugar Man
This Academy Award winning documentary tells the true story of Rodriguez, a 1970s singer and composer who faded into obscurity in the United States, all the while not knowing that his career had taken off halfway across the globe in South Africa. Dir. Malik Bendjelloul, 2012, Sweden/UK. 86 mins. 9pm on 3 and 8 May, Cinesesc.
Neil Young: Journeys
The director Jonathan Demme, from The Silence of the Lambs, follows Neil Young as he returns to his birthplace of Ontario for two concerts at Massey Hall. Dir. Jonathan Demme, 2011, USA. 87 mins. 7pm on 4 May, Cinesesc; 8pm on 8 May, MIS.
- Read Time Out London’s review.
This documentary (in Portuguese) shows the creative musical process of the singer, actor, musician, and Rio native Jards Macalé. Dir. Eryk Rocha, 2012, Brazil. 93 mins. 5.30pm on 4 May, MIS; 7pm on 7 May, Cine Olido.
Um Filme para Dirceu
Another great documentary (in Portuguese), Um Filme para Dirceu ('A film for Dirceu') follows three years in the life of Dirceu Cieslinski, a humble bagpipe player who became a paraplegic at the age of 17. Dir. Ana Johann, 2012, Brazil. 80 mins. 8pm on 5 May, MIS; 5pm on 8 May, Cine Olido.
See the complete schedule and the various cinema locations at the In-Edit Brasil 2013 web site.