Films of Note, the Dublin Music Film Festival, comes to the Sugar Club this July, with a superb line-up of iconic movies.
The Dublin Music Film Festival invites you to join them in a month long celebration of music films, starting this July. On the programme they have documentaries, live concerts, biopics and some uncategorisable marvels.
There will be some old classics, new favourites, and a few films that deserve a wider audience. With pop, hip-hop, rock, punk, R&B, jazz and soul all on the bill, there is something to suit everyone.
OUR FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mavis! – 5th July
Mavis! is the story of gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers.
Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise – 17th July
A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry.
Searching for Sugar Man – 18th July
In this critically lauded documentary, two obsessed fans set out to learn the fate of the singer they know as Rodriguez.
Woodstock : Peace & Love – 21st July
1970 American documentary of the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival
Sign “☮” the Times – 22nd July
The ‘lost’ 1987 concert movie that distills all of the Purple One’s powers into one divine housequake.
Straight Outta Compton – 23rd July
Straight Outta Compton follows the story of N.W.A. and the five young men that forever revolutionised music and pop culture. Their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – 29th July
David Bowie’s final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theatre. The feature length film captures the aura surrounding one of the most unusual stars of the music scene back then.
Stop Making Sense – 5th August
Talking Heads’ influential 1984 concert film is a classic of the genre, shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
Quadrophenia – 5th August
Based on The Who’s rock opera Quadrophenia, this Mod favourite is a cult classic.
There could not be a better setting for a festival of this nature – a beautiful atmosphere, great food and drink offers with custom cocktails and pre-show DJs, getting everyone in the mood. And the night doesn’t not have to end when the credits roll as there will be plenty of after-film antics and late night parties to keep the feeling alive!
Films of Note, the Dublin Music Film Festival – celebrating the sublime in music and film; the stories of joy and heartbreak, behind-the-scenes recording sessions and the mind-blowing live performances. Full schedule available on the Films of Note website.
Films of Note – Dublin Music Film Festival
The Sugar Club
8, Lower Lesson Street
Tel: 01 678 7188
All images courtesy Films of Note