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Oh Yeah, She Performs!

AT 2012, 101 min, Mirjam Unger

Excitement back-stage, adrenalin rush on-stage, band’s daily routine off-stage. Four young women connected in one vision: to compose and produce music, and to be able to live on it without compromise. Gustav, Clara Luzia, Teresa Rotschopf and Luise Pop on their way through the ups and downs of a self-chosen dream. A film about female musicians. 
 

Backstage: nerves; on stage: adrenaline; offstage: the daily routines of a band. OH YEAH, SHE PERFORMS! is a feature-length documentary about four extraordinary women pursuing the same dream: composing, producing and living from their own music – without compromising their ideals. A film about female musicians.

GUSTAV, aka Eva Jantschitsch, allows us a glimpse into her creative process, her private home studio, the rundown cellar rooms where her band rehearses and backstage at her large concerts. She talks about the feeling of being exposed during performances, the pressure of people’s expectations and her role as a mother.

CLARA LUZIA (Clara Humpel) discusses the issues she encounters as a musician, such as her health problems and precarious financial situation. She plays and sings to packed audiences at big concerts and allows us to film her band recording an album in a desolate farmhouse and accompany her to interviews with inquisitive journalists.

TERESA ROTSCHOPF – we firstly meet her as the frontwoman of the disco band “Bunny Lake”. She gradually loosens her ties to the band and starts writing her own songs, which she records with Viennese star producer Patrick Pulsinger. The film follows her to New York City, where she performs her own compositions as a solo musician.

LUISE POP, aka Vera Kropf, composes songs in the tradition of surf punk and Riot Girls. She not only sings, writes and fronts a band, but is also an outstanding guitarist. We follow her to rehearsals in a garden cottage and on tour through Austria’s neighbouring countries and watch how she excels on her electric guitar and as a singer.

The film revolves around the work of these four women, portraying subtle emotions that hint at the various identities of these female musicians and the struggle to reconcile private and public personalities. The editing style connects these very different characters and highlights the dynamic plot and the change in tempo driven by the beat. A break, a bridge, a riff, a rhyme, a glint in the eye, stage fright: flashes leading to the next snapshot of GUSTAV, CLARA LUZIA, TERESA ROTSCHOPF and LUISE POP in their element: music.

festivals

Viennale 2012, AT | Diagonale 2013, AT | BAFICI Buenos Aires Int. FF 2013, ARG | Filmfest Hamburg 2013, DE

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BRUDER JAKOB, SCHLÄFST DU NOCH?

in den österr. Kinos

Topkino, Wien
Stadtkino Grein
Leokino, Innsbruck
Das Kino, Salzburg
Actors Studio, Wien
Lichtspiele Katsdorf

2./28.11.
die künstlerei, Tamsweg

7./10.11.
Filmfestival Radstadt

8./10.11.
Metro Kino, Bregenz

ZERSCHLAG MEIN HERZ

Premieren und Publikumsgespräche in Anwesenheit
der Regisseurin Alexandra Makarová
und des Produzenten Simon Schwarz

in den österr. Kinos

Village Cinema, Wien
Topkino, Wien
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz
Moviemento, Linz
Localbühne Freistadt
in den Starmovie Kinos
Peuerbach, Regau, Ried, Liezen, Steyr, Wels
Leokino, Innsbruck

15.10
Premiere
Das Kino, Salzburg

ab 19.10
Das Kino, Salzburg

MEIN STOTTERN

Ab Oktober 2018 kommt der Film
in ausgewählte deutsche Kinos.

Den Screenings folgt jeweils ein
Gespräch mit den Regisseurinnen.

22.10
Moviemento, Berlin

24.10
Monopol, München

11.11
Cinema, Frankfurt

11.11
Lamm-Lichtspiele, Erlangen

13.11
Lichtspielkino, Bamberg

14.11
Audi Programmkino, Ingolstadt

20.11
Filmpalette, Köln

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FESTIVALS

KINDERS

will be screened at

DOKUart FF, Croatia 2018
7.00pm, 19th October

ASHORE

won The Scam International Award
at Cinéma du Réel 2018, FR

will be screened at

DocLisboa, Portugal 2018
9.30pm, 19th October
2.00pm, 22nd October

NAMRUD

will be screened at

Cinemed Festival, France 2018
6.00pm, 21st October
4.00pm, 24th October

WOMEX, Spain 2018
3.30pm, 26th October

PriMed, France 2018
25th November - 1st December

DIL LEYLA

won Prix du Documentaire
at Films Femmes Méditerranée 2018, FR

will be screened at

Globale Film Festival Berlin, DE 2018
7.30pm, 28th October

ARE YOU SLEEPING, BROTHER JAKOB?

will be screened at

Kasseler Dokfest, DE 2018
2.30pm, 17th November

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