Courtney Barnett, Charli XCX, Brian Jonestown Massacre… The Musical Ecran festival returns for its 8th edition

The Musical Ecran festival dedicated to musical documentaries returns to Bordeaux from November 7 to 13 with a varied program: The Slits, Can, Pone and King Crimson will also be in the spotlight.

Created in 2015, the Musical Ecran festival returns from November 7 to 13, 2022 in emblematic places in Bordeaux, to which are added this year the L’Inox theater and the Molière theater, for the screening of around thirty musical documentaries, half of which in French preview. Opening the festival, a summary of three years of Courtney Barnett’s tours will be screened (Courtney Barnett: Anonymous Club).

An eclectic program

For the rest, during these seven days of festivities, a Rock’nRoll Circus theme will notably bring together a story by the Young brothers of AC/DC (forever Young), a look back at the Indian journey of the Beatles (Beatles In India) or even a psychedelic trip alongside Brian Jonestown Massacre (Trip!).

Festival-goers will also be able to dive into the daily life of Charli XCX in the midst of a pandemic to follow his creative process (Alone Together: Charli XCX), discover the portrait of the first female metal band in the Arab world with Sirens as well as Marin Alsop, an internationally renowned conductor followed in The Conductor.

Also on the program, the epic of an iconoclastic format with Fanzinat: Passion and history of fanzines in France or a documentary that questions the place of artificial intelligence in music with Computer Accenton the Californian electro pop duo YACHT (Young Americans Challenging High Technology).

Several prizes awarded

As in previous years, a jury made up of professionals will be responsible for deciding between six of the films screened to award two prizes, the Jury Prize and the Audience Prize. This year, Laurent Garnier, accompanied by Michka Assayas and Céline Lepage (from the Federation of Independent Labels), will lead the debates.

In 2021, the Jury Prize was awarded to the film In A Silent Waydirected by Gwenaël Breës, who followed in the footsteps of Mark Hollis, leader of the group Talk Talk, and the Audience Award for the film The Rumba Kings by Alan Brain on the history of this musical style, born of a trip between Africa and the Caribbean.

Two other prizes awarded last year recognized The Nodey Process by Maël Lê-Hurand & Vincent Nguyễn aka Francis Cutter, who followed Nodey, a Franco-Vietnamese hip-hop composer (special mention from the jury), and The Fantasy Life by Thierry Villeneuve on the duo Peter Doherty – Frederic Lo (Musical Screen Lab Prize) – confirming, if necessary, the ability of the Festival Musical Ecran program to cross styles and eras.

For the complete program, it is here.

Musical Ecran, international festival of musical documentaries, in Bordeaux from November 7 to 13, 2022.


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