NOISE POP FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FINAL FILM SERIES LINEUP, INCLUDING PREMIERES AND LIVE SCORINGS
This year’s film series lineup also includes several special presentations with guest filmmakers and even some of the films’ subjects being in attendance for post-screening Q&As. Some of the film screening events are followed by live musical performances or are accompanied by a live score. Two of such films are Tokyo Drifter (1966), which will feature a live score by L.A. Takedown, and Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), which will include a live score by Friends of Dean Martinez. All of the films revolve around some musical theme or element.
Several screenings this year are also presented in collaboration with other film festivals, including the initial wave of films announced in partnership with SF IndieFest. This new wave of film titles is no exception. Among them is the US premiere of Yallah! Underground, which is co-presented by 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival; the west coast premiere of Live From UB, which is co-presented by CAAMFest; and a screening of Korla: Godfather of Exotica Music, co-presented by the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
Additional film highlights just announced include a west coast premiere of Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens (co-presented by Thrasher Magazine), the California premiere of Morphine: Journey of Dreams (co-presented by Amoeba Music), the California premiere of Revival: The Sam Bush Story (co-presented by Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival), and a special double feature of Suburbia and The Decline of Western Civilization Part III followed by a Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris. For more information on the film program, check out the Noise Pop website.
DOUBLE FEATURE: Suburbia and The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
February 18 at 7 p.m. PST at Alamo Drafthouse
Director: Penelope Spheeris. USA, 1983. 94 min.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
February 18 at 9:30 p.m. PST at Alamo Drafthouse
Director: Penelope Spheeris. USA, 1998. 86 min.
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker
Yard Dogs Road Show
February 19 at 7 p.m. PST at ATA
Director: Flecher Fleudujon and Zebu Recchia. USA, 2016. 98 min.
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker
February 19 at 8 p.m. PST at Swedish American Hall
Director: Seijun Suzuki. Japan, 1966. 82 min.
Live score performed by L.A. Takedown; Co-presented by CAAMFest
Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens
February 19 at 9:30 p.m. PST at ATA
Director: Steve Tozzi. USA, 2015. 114 min.
West Coast premiere; Co-presented by Thrasher Magazine
We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
February 20 at 2 p.m. PST at ATA
Director: Antonio D’Ambrosio. USA, 2015. 59 min.
Plays with short film “Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston?”
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
February 20 at 4 p.m. PST at ATA
Director: Jeanie Finlay. UK, 2015. 86 min.
Bay Area premiere
Morphine: Journey of Dreams
February 20 at 8 p.m. PST at Swedish American Hall
Director: Mark Shuman. US, 2014. 91 min.
California premiere; Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker and band; Live musical performance by Vapors of Morphine to follow; Co-presented by Amoeba Music
Korla: Godfather of Exotica Music
February 20 at 9:30 p.m. PST at Alamo Drafthouse
Director John Turner. USA, 2015. 78 min.
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker; Co-presented by the San Francisco Black Film Festival
Live From UB
February 21 at 4 p.m. PST at ATA
Director Lauren Knapp. Mongolia, 2015. 82 min.
West Coast premiere; Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker; Co-presented by CAAMFest
Revival: The Sam Bush Story
February 21 at 6 p.m. PST at Swedish American Hall
Director Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler. USA, 2015. 98 min.
California premiere; Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker and subject; Co-presented by Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers
February 21 at 9:30 p.m. PST at Alamo Drafthouse
Director: Elizabeth Marcus. UK,2015. 96 min.
February 22 at 2 p.m. PST at ATA
Director: Farid Eslam. UK, 2015. 85 min.
US premiere; Co-presented by 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
Music Monday at the Alamo Drafthouse presents: Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
February 22 at 7 p.m. PST at Alamo Drafthouse
Director: Peter Clifton and Joe Massot. UK, 1976. 137 min.
David Bowie Tribute Party: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
February 22 at 8 p.m. PST at The Independent
Director D.A. Pennebaker. UK, 1973. 90 min.
Screening followed by live musical performance by Everyone Is Bowie with visuals by White Light Prism
Adventures of Prince Achmed
February 23 at 8 p.m. PST at Swedish American Hall
Director Lotte Reiniger. Germany, 1926. 81 min.
Live musical score by Friends of Dean Martinez; Co-presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Noise Pop Festival General Music badges ($175), Film Series badges ($55), Music + Film Series badges ($215), and Super Fan badges ($375) are all on sale now, as are individual show tickets to all currently announced festival performances. Individual tickets for artists just announced today will go on sale Friday, January 29. An upgrade is also available via a promo code for those who have already purchased a Music badge and would like to change to a Music + Film Series badge.
If you are interested in catching a particular performance but the show is sold out, you can still purchase one of the festival badges, which grant access to all shows, space permitting. The General Music badge does not grant access to the film screenings and events, and the Film Series badge does not grant you access to music shows. Music + Film Series badges, on the other hand, grant you access to both music and film events. While Super Fan Badges guarantee access to all music shows and film screenings with red carpet treatment for the duration of the festival.
All badge options and individual tickets can be purchased at the Noise Pop website