Film programme announced in partnership with Showroom Cinema
We're excited to be pairing up with Showroom Cinema for 2016, bringing an exclusive, hand-picked programme of some of the most exciting music films of 2016 to this year’s festival.
Ranging from documentaries to concert footage to sound-tracked feature films and spanning genres from indie to hip-hop, jazz, folk, reggae and world music, the programme includes Suede: Night Thoughts followed by Q&A with the band, NG83: When We Were B Boys (featuring a very young Goldie), Where You’re Meant to Be plus Q&A with Aiden Moffat (Arab Strap), Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise, the Northern Premiere of Songs From Lahore and a special screening of the Grammy Award winning Purple Rain in memory of Prince.
In a city full of amazing venues, the Showroom is one of our best-loved and most important cultural spaces. We're delighted to be partnering with the people behind such a cutting-edge and innovative film programme, as well as offering Tramlines-goers the opportunity to enjoy something beyond the music.
All screenings will be open to Tramlines wristband and pass holders.
There are a limited number of tickets available for individual films which can be purchased from the Showroom Box Office and website. For full details of the film programme please visit: www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/tramlines
Full programme of films:
Friday 22 July
Suede: Night Thoughts (12) + Q&A
As a drowning man fights for life, what events play out in his mind? Music by Suede, concept and film by Suede and Roger Sargent.
Iggy Pop – Live in Basel
An outstanding artist known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, performs at the Baloise session in Basel where he was honoured with a 2015 lifetime achievement award.
Saturday 23 July
Songs of Lahore (Northern Premiere)
A Pakistani folk group gain success doing Jazz standard covers in their own style. Their rendition of Dave Brubeck's Take Five becomes a sensation, and Wynton Marsalis invites them to New York to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. After a ground breaking week of rehearsals fusing the orchestras from Lahore and New York, the musicians take to the stage for a remarkable concert
NG83: When we Were B Boys
Five former break dancers reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant UK Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life on inner city council estates.
Purple Rain (15)
Winner of Grammy and Academy Awards for its pulsating song score, Purple Rain marks the electrifying movie debut of Prince as the Kid, a Minneapolis club musician as alienated as he is talented.
Where You’re Meant to Be + Q&A
Cultpop raconteur Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) explores Scotland’s past by rewriting and touring its oldest songs. But he doesn't count on running into 79 year old force of nature Sheila Stewart – a travelling balladeer who upturns Moffat's folk assumptions.
Sunday 24 July
Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise
For the past 15 years Volker has followed Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey taking in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Germany, Switzerland and London, resulting in a never-before-granted level of access and insight into Perrys’ fantastical, spiritual world.
A Poem is a Naked Person
An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is a Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974.
Sing me the Songs That Say I Love You
This rousing tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle was recorded at New York City's Town Hall in May 2011 and features her famously musical family - children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, older sisters Anna and Jane - and equally gifted friends including Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones.
James Carroll Booker III was born in Charity Hospital in 1939 and he died there in 1983. In between, Booker’s life was an odyssey of brilliance and self-sabotage, a perfect-pitch voice saddled with broken dentures. He was an R&B child prodigy, a Dew Drop Inn stuffer, an open homosexual, a magnificent wordsmith and interpreter, a life-changing blessing and train wreck for countless friends and associates.
04 May 2016