Films, talks & events
Eye on Sound: POP!
Whether it’s rock ’n roll, soul, pop, punk, rock or rap: pop and film have been close companions for decades. Jailhouse Rock, Pulp Fiction, Do the Right Thing or 24 Hour Party People: music carries a film, films pick their own music. High time to celebrate this warm and multifaceted embrace at Eye.
Rapper Tupac Shakur, pop legend David Bowie and singer-songwriter Björk: what do they have in common and what’s their connection with Eye? Discover it in Eye on Sound: POP!, a programme on the close bond between pop music and film. With feature films, documentaries, live performances and talk shows.
Pop stars shine as actors and write soundtracks that give films an unforgettable status. Film directors make ground-breaking music documentaries, video clips and concert films.
Quentin Tarantino even said he is just as proud of his "discography" as his "filmography". And for Martin Scorsese, director of The Last Waltz and Shine a Light, pop music is nothing short of "the soundtrack of my life."
This autumn, Eye will screen fourteen films in which the role of pop music is undisputed. The list includes classics such as Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987) and 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002), as well as lesser-known masterpieces such as True Stories (1986) by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes, 1998), about 1970s British glam rock.
One title will premiere during this programme: Rubika Shah's White Riot (2020), a documentary about the political movement Rock Against Racism, which culminated in the music festival of the same name.
Films, talks & more
For those who want more than films, there are five specials: evening-long events with live performances, talk shows and film clips.
Eye on Sound: POP! is a programme in two parts; part two is scheduled for 2022.
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