Margarita Jimeno, USA, 2008, 93′
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 15, 15:00
A vibrant chronicle of one of today’s most notorious and revered live bands, Gogol Bordello, and front man Eugene Hütz’s gypsy-punk Ukrainian immigrant. Filmmaker Margarita Jimeno tracks their raucous gigs from 2001 to 2007, from NYC to Italy, as the band rises from dingy basements to international main-stages, from underground legends to international rock stars, music is non-stop.
Dziga Vertov, Ukraine, VUFKU, 1928. soundtrack for the film will be performed live by Anton Baibakov
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 15, 21:00
The Eleventh Year (1928) is the first of the three avant-garde films made by Dziga Vertov in Ukraine. The eleventh year of Socialist rule is the time of industrialization, construction of Dnieper Hydroelectric Station and other industrial giants. The camera focuses only on the most important thing – on work, on tireless construction of a new, Socialist reality in Ukraine. The new, contemporary soundtrack for the film was written by Ukrainian composer Anton Baibakov, indie performer and sound engineer for cinema, winner of multiple prestigious international awards for his soundtracks to classical and modern movies.
Doug Aitken, USA, 2015, 71’
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 16, 15:00
A high speed roadtrip through modern creativity. It is a revolutionary feature comprised of 62 one-minute films highlighting an exciting and eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, places, and perspectives. In the summer of 2013, a train designed as a kinetic light sculpture by artist Doug Aitken traveled from New York City to San Francisco over 24 days. Rolling into ten stations on the route, the train set in motion a series of happenings, each unique to its location and mix of creative participants. The film features Beck, Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, Cat Power, No Age, Suicide, and many other artists.
Sini Anderson, USA, 2013, 80′
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 16, 21:00
Kathleen Hanna – an icon of American punk-rock, frontwomen of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.
Using a combination of interviews and archival footage including live band performances, the film traces the life and career of Hanna from her troubled upbringing and her start in spoken word performance poetry, through her riot grrrl zines, her prominent punk and dance-punk bands, her coining of the phrase “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for Kurt Cobain, her solo career as Julie Ruin, her feminist activism.
Gitta Gsell, Switzerland, Germany, 2016, 86’
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 17, 15:00
The film is a daredevil journey into the realm of noises and sounds, of rhythm and silence. A journey along with those who listen closely and without any reservations. The Gyro Gearlooses of music, those who seek new sounds nobody has ever heard before passionately. They build new instruments, work with everyday drones, and in doing so transform noise into sound. A film that will make you listen with your eyes and see with your ears. Unexpectedly sensual.
Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Germany, 2015, 92′
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 17, 21:00
The main character of the film is Mark Reeder – a DJ, musician and producer of Joy Division. He moves from Manchester to the city at the end of Europe, surrounded by the wall. In the wild Berlin of 1980s Reeder meets Nick Cave, Tilda Swinton, New Order, pioneers of techno and noise.
Anna Akulevych, Ukraine, 2017, music documentary
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 18, 15:00
A story of success, a story of a talented musician whose calling has acquired messianic meaning due to difficult political situation in the country. Though for the author it is first of all an “intimate story of a tender woman with an eagle’s heart”.
Jim Jarmusch, USA, 2016, 110’, the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time.
Lumiere cinema (3, Hrushevskoho Str.), June 18, 21:00
The film chronicles the story of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed.