Sunday, September 18, 2011

Opening Nights 2011

This week we’re giving our record player a break as we’re getting deeper into movies at the 17th Athens International Film Festival which opened its doors this Wednesday and continues until September 25th.

Among the films scheduled to premier we have several entries, in and out of competition, that will appeal to music fans including “Upside Down: The Creation Records Story”, “Fix - The Ministry Movie”, “Backyard”, ”Inni”, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” and “Hit So Hard”. The last two films were among those that I’ve enjoyed the most during this weekend, the former telling the incredible story behind the “Pandrogyne” project of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, the latter shedding a light on the life and near death story of Hole drummer Patty Schemel. Check out the trailers for both films below and try to see them when you get the chance:

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye trailer

Hit So Hard trailer

And here’s a clip of Hole performing “Violet” with Patty Schemel providing the beat at “Saturday Night Live” in 1994. Interestingly enough, the performance ends with Courtney Love adding a snippet of The Crystals’ “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)”:

Hole - Violet (Live "Saturday Night Live" 1994)

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