London Film Festival 2012

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Violeta Went To Heaven Violeta Went To Heaven
Violeta Went To Heaven and Good Vibrations
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Drew DeNicola; Stars: Chris Bell, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens, Alex Chilton)
The story of the unsuccessful but hugely influential cult band.
Good Vibrations (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn; Writer: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson; Stars: Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Dylan Moran)
The story of Terri Hooley, Ulster’s Godfather of Punk, and the record shop and music label through which he promoted cult bands.
Kinshasa Kids (Country: Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg; Writer: Marc-Henri Wajnberg; Stars: Joël Eziegue, José Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza)
Perhaps the most ebullient “musical” you’ll see this year, this singular documentary/ fiction hybrid follows a group of street children in the Congolese capital.
The Secret Disco Revolution (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Jamie Kastner; Writer: Jamie Kastner)
A documentary about the progress of disco and its liberalising influence on popular culture.
Spike Island (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Mat Whitecross; Writer: Chris Coghill; Stars: Elliott Tittensor, Emilia Clarke, Nico Mirallegro)
In summer 1990, members of a smalltime indie band desperately try to scrounge tickets for a big Stone Roses gig.
The Secret Disco Revolution The Secret Disco Revolution
The Secret Disco Revolution and Spike Island
Violeta Went To Heaven (Violeta Se Fue A Los Cielos) (Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Andrés Wood; Writer: Eliseo Altunaga, Rodrigo Bazaes, Guillermo Calderón, Andrés Wood; Stars: Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand, Luis Machín, Gabriela Aguilera, Roberto Farías), Official Site
A biopic of the Chilean folk singer, composer, ethnomusicologist and painter Violeta Parra.
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