THE exciting and diverse Sound On Screen music film festival is in its 13th year, and the biggest yet, streaming across South Africa via Quicket from 31 March – 9 April, with 53 new movies and documentaries from around the world, across all genres, plus a special pre-release cinema screening of new ‘70s record company biopic Spinning Gold.
The Sound On Screen streaming programme includes feature films, combos, and collections of medium and short film productions you’re unlikely to find on any streaming platform. The movie subjects look at specific genres, musicians, instruments, legendary radio stations and record labels, music’s inner-working and our connection to it, venues and music culture movements, with themes also including music-linked fiction, biopics, animation, experimental audio-visual trips, performances, musicals, dance, music videos and more.
The more than 50 movie selections are not only entertaining but also informative, socially aware, humorous, historically relevant, and cover a wide range of genres, including: pop, rock, hip hop, jazz, metal, punk, classical, afro house, folk, reggae, electronic, big bands, improvisation, world music, cajun, DJing, singer-songwriters, avant-garde, dance-themes, and geographically specific sounds from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Norway and more.
Production countries include the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ukraine, Spain, Norway, Austria, Russian Federation, Germany, Chile, New Zealand, Turkey, Mozambique, Canada, Syrian Arab Republic, France, Estonia, Malaysia, Brazil, Israel, Australia, Portugal, Cyprus, Switzerland.
Spinning Gold is a biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records. With this label, Bogart helped to launch musical acts like Kiss, Donna Summer, George Cinton’s Parliament, Gladys Knight, the Isley Brothers, the Village People and Bill Withers to stardom. Along with a rag-tag team of young music lovers, Casablanca Records rewrites history and changes the industry forever, in a true excessive 1970s way.
Written and directed Timothy Scott Bogart and starring Jeremy Jordan, Michelle Monaghan, Ledisi, Peyton List, Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa, Dan Fogler, Sebastian Maniscalco, Vincent Pastore, Spinning Gold releases in theatres on 14 April; you can catch a special pre-release cinema screening on April 9 with Empire Entertainment and Sound on Screen in Cape Town. Check out the trailer and see all details on getting tickets in the YouTube video description.
Quicket streaming and tickets here.
Festival trailer here.