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Co-sponsored by Ironweed, Film Arts Foundation and San Francisco International Film Festival

Exploring the connection between music and movies... the Noise Pop Film Festival returns!


Badgeholders *do* get in to Noise Pop Films. All films are walk-up admission, no advance sales.

Noise Pop 2006 Schedule:

Tuesday March 28th, 7:30PM $10
ROXIE CINEMA
(3117 16th Street at Valencia)
The Fearless Freaks
w/Wayne Coyne and Bradley Beesley Q&A

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"The Fearless Freaks" is a feature-length documentary that follows the Flaming Lips up close for ten years, through band member changes, battles with addiction, bright days and dark nights. It runs the gamut emotionally, and is a beautiful portrait of this hard-working and insanely dedicated absurdist band. The film screened in a “secret sneak preview” at Noise Pop last year. This year, we re-present the film, with a Q&A with Wayne Coyne and director Bradley Beesley.

Directed by Beesley, the band's video director since 1992, and produced by Rick Fuller.




Thursday March 30, 7:15PM $8
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA)
(992 Valencia Street)
The M-80 Project

In 1979, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis hosted a two-day No/New Wave festival, featuring Devo, the Fleshtones, James Chance and the Contortions, the Monochrome Set, Minneapolis’ own the Suburbs, Judy Nylon with a young Alejandro Escovedo on guitar, and many others, when this music was just beginning. Early black-and-white video imagery captures the lovingly bizarre behavior on display. Produced by Rick Fuller and Chris Strouth.

Preceded by trailers for new films about the Replacements and Mission of Burma.




Friday March 31, 7:15PM $8
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA)
(992 Valencia Street)
Directions: Death Cab for Cutie
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The Bay Area premiere of 'Directions,' the 11 video companion to Death Cab for Cutie's Grammy nominated album, 'plans,' featuring a video for each and every song on the record by directors including Paul Brown, Ace Norton, Monkmus, Autumn de Wilde, and Laurent Briet.

Preceded by a new trailer about Girls Rock camp for girls and the Bay Area premiere of a new documentary series, One Week, that follows the band The National on tour.




Saturday April 1, 1:30PM $8
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA) (992 Valencia Street)
High and Dry: Where the Desert Meets Rock 'n' Roll

Feature documentary highlights cool music from hot Tucson, Arizona, with interviews and performances by Calexico, Bob Log III, Giant Sand, Machines of Loving Grace, Al Perry, Rainer, Sand Rubies/Sidewinders, and Supersuckers.









Saturday April 1, 4PM $8
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA) (992 Valencia Street)
Borderline: The Heavenly States
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In early 2005, Bay Area band The Heavenly States did something no Western band had since Qaddafi came to power 35 years before: they went to play in Libya. This film, shot and cut by the band itself, tells the tale. Q&A with the Heavenly States. Reception to follow at the Latin American Club at 3286 22nd St. @Valencia.

Preceded by the 10-minute short premiere of "Gee as in Jesus" about a punk/gospel/polka whiskey-fueled band comprised of brothers and cousins, all with the last name Gee.




Sunday April 2, 4PM $8
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA) (992 Valencia Street)
Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley

Feature documentary explores Jeff's legendary music and its enduring impact, paying tribute to the life and legacy that Jeff left behind with his music, lyrics and unforgettable voice.







Co-sponsored by Ironweed & Film Arts Foundation


Like life itself, all things are subject to change.


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