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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

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

It's All True Film Festival, BR 2021
8th - 18th April

Kansas City FilmFest, US 2021
12th - 18th April

Bolzano Film Festival, IT 2021
13th - 18th April

goEast Festival, DE 2021
20th - 26th April

SEEfest, US 2021
28th April - 5th May

Jeonju Int. FF, KR 2021
29th April - 8th May

Fipadoc, FR 2021

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

Bolzano Film Festival, IT 2021
13th - 18th April

Visions du Réel, CH 2021
15th - 25th April

CPH:DOX, DK 2021
21th April - 12th May

Hot Docs, CA 2021
29th April - 9th May

WOOD

will be screened at

Fipadoc, FR 2021

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NEW ON DVD

Die Dohnal  - Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin,
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Walter Arlen's first century

AWARDS

 

A BLACK JESUS

EFEBO D'ORO 2020
Premio Speciale
Centro Ricerca Narrative e Cinema

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

FREE ZONE FF 2020
Audience Award

DOQUMENTA 2020
Honorable Mention

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

VIENNALE 2020
Special Jury Prize

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FESTIVALS

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