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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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NEWS

EISENBERGER - Kunst muss schön sein, sagt der Frosch zur Fliege

Premierentour

2.9., 20:00 Filmcasino, Wien
3.9., 18:30 KIZ Royalkino, Graz
4.9., 20:00 Moviemento, Linz
6.9., 19:30 Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien
7.9., 18:30 Ortsgeschehen, Wattens
8.9., 14:00 Stadtkino, Wien
8.9., 18:00 Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
10.9., 20:00 Stadtkino, Bruck an der Mur
11.9., 20:00 Leokino, Innsbruck

ab 6.9 in den österr. Kinos

KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Moviemento, Linz
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien
Leokino, Innsbruck
weitere Kinos folgen.

FAIR TRADERS

Premierentour

16.9., 20:00 Filmcasino, Wien
16.9., 19:30 Programmkino Wels
17.9., 18:30 Moviemento, Linz
17.9., 20:30 Localbühne, Freistadt
18.9., 18:00 Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
19.9., 20:00 Leokino, Innsbruck
20.9., 18:30 KIZ Royalkino, Graz
22.9., 13:00 Filmhaus, Wien

ab 20.9 in den österr. Kinos

Village Cineplexx, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
Leokino, Innsbruck
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Filmstudio Villach,
Volkskino, Klagenfurt
weitere Kinos folgen.

DAS ERSTE JAHRHUNDERT DES WALTER ARLEN

16.9., Kulturhaus Schlanders, Bozen

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will be screened at

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won Runner Up Audience AWARD
for Best Documentary at
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won Gold Gentian Award at
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won Audience Award at
Moscow Int. Documentary Film Festival!

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won the Ecumenical Award
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