Film - Everyman Music-Film Festival

Hip Hop in the holy land

Independent cinema network, Everyman Cinema, is set to launch its inaugural Everyman Music-Film Festival in London between 24th June - 4th July, 2015...

The two week celebration of music and film will feature the eagerly anticipated world premiere of The Street’s frontman Mike Skinner’s latest project, Hip Hop in the Holy Land. Skinner co-directs the film which follows some of the unique voices that have emerged out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will be taking part a live Q&A at Everyman Screen on the Green following the screening on Thursday, 2nd July.

Other highlights include a special screening of BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse biopic, AMY. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, Winehouse’s goddaughter, singer Dionne Bromfield, will also perform a live set before the screening at Screen on the Green on Friday, 3rd July.

A live Q&A with Eagles of Death Metal singer, Jesse ‘The Devil’ Hughes, will also follow the world premiere of The Redemption Of The Devil, a film following the rocker’s attempts to become ordained into priesthood.

Hoss Ghonouie from Everyman Cinema, says: “From the orchestral accompaniments of the silent movie era, to films like AMY which are inspired by the artists themselves, music and motion pictures are inextricably linked to one another. We’re delighted to have such a diverse inaugural festival line up, offering film fans a taste of something different on their doorstep.”

Tickets for the Everyman Music-Film Festival are on sale now at www.everymancinema.com/music and the full programme is listed below:

SLOW WEST + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JOHN MACLEAN

Everyman Hampstead, Wed 24th June 6pm

Dark humour pervades this gritty western as naive teenager Jay Cavendish, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee searches for his estranged sweetheart, who alas has a price on her head. Rescued from a vicious bandit (Ben Mendelsohn), and henceforth accompanied by Silas, a roughneck drifter (the ever-excellent Michael Fassbender) with an agenda all his own, Jay eventually learns what it is to be a man in an unyielding world.

WHIPLASH + LIVE JAZZ FROM THE SCORE

Everyman Belsize Park, Thurs 25th June 6.30pm

Everyman Canary Wharf, Fri 26th June 6.30pm

Join us for live jazz before the now iconic Oscar-winning film Whiplash. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man's life.

WORLD PREMIERE: THE REDEMPTION OF THE DEVIL + Q&A WITH JESSE ‘THE DEVIL’ HUGHES

Everyman Screen on the Green, Wed 1st July 8.30pm

Join Vice and Everyman for this World Premiere and live Q&A from the one and only Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes from Eagles of Death Metal. The film follows the story of an attempted rock and roll redemption, as Jesse ventures forth into priesthood.

WORLD PREMIERE: HIP HOP IN THE HOLY LAND + Q&A WITH MIKE SKINNER

Everyman Screen on the Green, Thurs 2nd July 8.30pm

Hip Hop in the Holy Land, hosted and co-directed by Mike Skinner, follows some of the voices that have emerged from the unique and often conflicted environment between Israel and Palestine. These include Tamer Nafar, who founded DAM the first ever Palestinian rap group, Ben Blackwell, a member of the relatively unknown Hebrew Israelite community from the Negev desert, and Ohad Cohen, a previously secular rapper who now continues his career in the ultra-orthodox community.

THE WRECKING CREW + Q&A WITH DENNY TEDESCO

Everyman Hampstead, Thurs 2nd July 6pm

A documentary produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960’s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.

AMY + LIVE MUSIC

Everyman Screen on the Green, Everyman Birmingham, Everyman Canary Wharf, Friday 3rd July 8.30pm

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words. Live music will be performed before the film.

Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

Dionne Bromfield will play a live set before the event at Screen on the Green.

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