Noticias Festival
Beats & Frames: electronic music section
  • El Centre del Carme will screen 20 films and DJ sets between the 22th and the 29th of June
  • This series of films will document social phenomenons like rave parties, Manchester an LA musical scene, “La Ruta del Bakalao” and massive festivals.

Cinema Jove aspires to be a reflection of the habits and concerns of the youth with this series in its 33th edition. For this occasion, the festival has programmed a selection of titles related to electronic music under the name of ‘Beats & Frames’. Last year, a season was dedicated to urban art, and another one to the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus scholarship.

“The series which will accompany the official selection in contest should show cultural worries, the ways in which people interact, habits and identity issues of today’syoungsters” considers Carlos Madrid, director of Cinema Jove.

Throughout the festival, which will be celebrated from 22th to 29th of June, 20 films will be screened in the Sala Goerlich, at the Centre Cultural del Carme, combining short and long length films.

This series includes:

  • A close look to the work of technical pioneers and creatives
  • Thoughts on royalties and piracy
  • Analysis of the clubbing lifestyle
  • And a historical review of the Manchester, Paris, Detroit and Berlin scenes

The films will be presented by various local DJ’s, so when the credits roll down, the fader fill turn up. The series will conclude with sessions by well know national and international DJ’s, at the end of the movies.

Among those names we will find Guatemalan artist Meneo, one of the pioneers in mixing electronic sounds with traditional latin rhythms. Also, Valencian DJ’s D_Journalist and Affkt (winner for best producer and best album in the 2017 National Electronic Awards)

Beats & Frames dedicates two films to reflect, precisely, about the everyday problems of musicians and disc jockeys. ‘RiP! A remix manifesto’ (Brett Gaylor, 2008) addresses the subject of royalties and copyright in the era of information, while the mockumentary ‘The Legend of DJ Frankie Wilde’ (Michale Dowse, 2008) explains the fall from grace of a DJ suffering from deafness.

To getting club and club

The cycle will show clubs aficionados’ habits with movies as the British comedy « Human Traffic » (Justin Kerrigan, 1999) that relates young wales weekend of partying who keep themselves awake in order to getting club and club. ; Polish movie “All These Sleepless Nights” (Michael Marczak, 2016), rewarded in Sundance Fim Festival and “We Are Your Friends” (Max Joseph, 2016) where Zac Effron is playing on the Los Angeles EDM (Electro Dance Music) scene.

In terms of documentaries, some movies deal with pioneers. « Moog » (Hans Fjellestad, 2004) reports on Robert Moog’s life, an engineer now in History thanks to his synthesizer’s paternity in 1964. « A Life in Waves » traces Suzanne Ciani’s life and works. Thus, a feminine point of view is provided in this too often complicated professional setting for women.

Another documentary selected is « Under The Electric Sky » (Dan Cutforth y Jane Lipsitz, 2014) where you will know about Electric Daisy Carnival Laso Vegas’s key of success, a giant electro music festival in Nevada desert where no less than 345,000 people come every edition. Among the DJ who was playing there, the late Avicii.

Three cult movies

Musicians, DJs and producers have already booked their day for the screening of three essentials movies : « Daft Punk Unchained » (Hervé Martin-Delpierre,2015), « Eden » (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2015) about the 90s ‘house’ Parisian scene and « 24 Hours Party People » (Michael Winterbottom, 2002) which deals about dance and music in Manchester from late 70s to 90s throughout one of its most important protagonist, Tony Wilson.

Also a program’s focus, electronic music’s hot-spots which are Detroit, techno music’s birthplace, broached by « High Tech Soul » (Gary Bredow, 2006) and « If I Think of Germany at Night » about German electro’s birth with veterans’ interview as Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Ata Macias, Roman Flügel y Move D.

Germanic country is a reference to deal with hybridization between cine and electro. « Run Lola, Run » (Tomo Tykwer, 1998), screened besides Pedro Jiménez’s documentary « El sonido de la velocidad » where are explored links between cinematographic language and this musical type narration.

Local views

We could not conceive an electronic music theme in Valencia without approaching La Ruta. This musical and social phenomenon is meeting by « 72 horas… y Valencia fue la ciudad » (Óscar Munt, 2008), a documentary that lead us among cultural agitation and musical trensdetter of the 80s and followed in the 9s by La Ruta del Bakalao.

Its screening will be completed by a short-length documentary « Héroes, no hacen falta para volar » (Ángel Loza, 2008) concerning a 90s valencian DJ, Pascal Kleiman. In this movie, Goya 2009 of the best short length-documentary, is laid out this armless French DJ.

Coming to close this cycle, the documentary « Europa en 8 bits » (Javier Polo, 2015) explores ‘chip’ music universe, a musical movement where artists use again vintage games console as mixing console as GameBoy, NES, Atari JTS, Nitendo 64 or Amiga CD32.