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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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Presskit

NEWS

KINDER UNTER DECK

ab 10. Mai in den österr. Kinos

Filmhaus, Wien
KIZ RoyalKino, Graz

DAS ERSTE JAHRHUNDERT DES WALTER ARLEN

in den österr. Kinos

Programmkino Wels

ab Mai
Das Kino, Salzburg

8./9.5.
Filmbühne Waidhofen/Ybbs

MEIN STOTTERN

in Deutschland im Kino

26.4.
Scharfrichter Kino, Passau

DIE EINSIEDLER

in den österr. Kinos

8./9.5.
Altes Kino Landeck

BRUDER JAKOB, SCHLÄFST DU NOCH?

in Österreich im Kino

26.5.
Alte Gerberei, St. Johann

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Bruder Jakob, schläfst du noch?,
Zerschlag mein Herz,
Mein Stottern,
Namrud (Troublemaker),
Die Einsiedler,
Guardians of the Earth,
Kinders

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FESTIVALS

DER STEIN ZUM LEBEN

won the Ecumenical Award
at Achtung Berlin Film Festival!

EISENBERGER - Art must be beautiful, as the frog says to the fly

will be screened at

Dokfilm Festival, Norway 2019
2:00 pm, 27th April

Docs Against Gravity FF, Poland 2019
10th-19th May

DOK.fest Munich, Germany 2019
4.00 pm, 11th May
4.00 pm, 19th May

WALTER ARLEN'S FIRST CENTURY

will be screened at

Dokfilm Festival, Norway 2019
10.00 am, 27th April

Los Angeles Jewish FF, USA 2019
7.30 pm, 8th May

ASHORE

won Best Documentary Award
at Festival de Malaga!

will be screened at

Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria 2019
4.30 pm, 28th April
6.30 pm, 30th April

Jeonju Int. Film Festival, South Korea 2019
1.30 pm, 6th May
5.30 pm, 7th May
5.00 pm, 11th May

UNA PRIMAVERA

will be screened at

Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria 2019
8.15 pm, 29th April

Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival, Canada 2019
9.00 pm, 29th April
4.00 pm, 1st May
12.45 pm, 4th May

CinéDOC-Tbilisi, Georgia 2019
8th - 13th May

Docs Against Gravity FF, Poland 2019
10th-19th May

DOK.fest Munich, Germany 2019
6.00 pm, 13th May
7.00 pm, 17th May

ARE YOU SLEEPING, BROTHER JAKOB?

won Audience Award at
Moscow Int. Documentary Film Festival!

will be screened at

Trento Film Festival, Italy 2019
7.00 pm, 29th April
3.15 pm, 2nd May

CHILDREN BELOW DECK

will be screened at

Central European University, HU 2019
5.30 pm, 7th May

KINDERS

will be screened at

Ciranda de Filmes, Brazil 2019
23rd-26th May

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