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TUSK Festival Announces Film Programming
Patrick Clarke , August 3rd, 2018 13:47

TUSK Festival has unveiled its film programming for this year's October festival

A still from Full Mantis, dir. Jake Meginsky

TUSK Festival has announced its full list of film programming for its 8th edition, which takes place October 12-14 in Sage Gateshead.

Their film programme includes the world premieres for Dai Coelecanth’s film Jennifer’s Face Is Full Of Coffins, and of Cathy Soreny’s Adam Bohman documentary, a portrait of the singular UK musician and artist who also appears live at TUSK 2018.

It also hosts the UK premiere for Ice Pick To The Moon: The Story of The Rev. Fred Lane And The Raudeluna, a documentary about the bizarre story of cult Alabama performance artist and musician Fred Lane.

Also screening are Full Mantis, Jake Meginsky’s hotly-tipped documentary of drummer and free jazz legend Milford Graves, Indian Summer, a new short piece by Jef Mertens, and Eddie Prevost’s Blood, a film about the legendary percussionist of AMM fame.

There is also Rajasthan Live Cinema, Seb Bassleer and Maarten van der Glas’s multi-sensory live remixing of footage from their journey to the sacred Indian city of Pushkar and its famous camel fair and religious rituals.

Elsewhere thefestival features Amy Cutler’s Incantations From Tne Yin Valley with a soundtrack by Bridget Hayden, and John Macedo’s Colours & Shapes: Portraits Of Free Improvisers featuring John Edwards, Phil Minton and Steve Noble.

The film programming is free and presented in Sage Gateshead’s Northern Rock Foundation Hall on the afternoons of October 13 and 14 from 2.15pm on each day.

The ticketed musical programming includes the likes of the legendary Terry Riley with his son Gyan, Tokyo hero Otomo Yoshihide, Craig Leon performing his electronica suite Nommos with a string quartet, and many more.

Last month ten new artists joined the bill, including New York musician and sound artist Lea Bertucci, who will perform both a live set and her surround sound piece 'Double Bass Crossfade', while elsewhere UK experimental stars Adam Bohman and Lee Patterson will perform a rare collaboration.

The performances by Terry and Gyan Riley and by Maâlem Houssam Gania & The Gnawa of Essaouira are ticketed individually, but also accessible to weekend pass holders.

For weekend passes and more information, click here.