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Music Documentaries At London Cinema
Olivia Cheves , July 9th, 2015 13:14

Concert films featuring Bowie, Talking Heads and Björk to be shown as part of 'Music, Mud & Mayhem' series at Curzon Cinema, Bloomsbury

From this Friday Bertha DocHouse at Curzon Bloomsbury, the UK’s only documentary cinema, will be showcasing some of the best concert documentaries ever made.

The 'Music, Mud & Mayhem' series will feature two classics from D. A. Pennebaker: Monterey Pop, the definitive depiction of The Summer of Love, and Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Pennebaker’s footage of Bowie’s 1973 show at the Hammersmith Odeon. Also on the bill is Jonathon Demme’s 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which captured the incredible vivacity of The Talking Heads’ live shows, as well as Björk: Biophilia Live in which directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton immortalised the Icelandic superstar’s final performance of her 2013 Biophilia project on tape.

As well as the above, tQ will also be linking up with the organisers for a strand called 'At Leisure' which will feature a collection of short films on musicians from our very own Luke Turner and director Ethan Reid. Stephen Morris of New Order and Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos are among the subjects of these films. More details on that can be found here. The series runs from July 10 – 16 and you can get more details here.