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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

A BLACK JESUS

Sondervorstellungen:

1.10.
Wohnprojekt, Wien
in Koop. mit dem Integrationshaus
Filmstudio Villach
in Koop. mit UNHCR/Langer Tag der Flucht

10.11.
Leokino, Innsbruck
in Koop. mit der Stadt Innsbruck

10.12.
Moviemento, Linz
in Koop. mit Südwind OÖ, Arcobaleno und Migrare

ab 1. Oktober österreichweit
in den Kinos

Village Cinema Wien Mitte, Wien
Top Kino, Wien 
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems 
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Leokino, Innsbruck

Filmpodium, Biel/Bienne
(8./10./12./14./17.10.)

weitere Kinos folgen

HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN

ab 10. September österreichweit
in den Kinos

in Kooperation mit dem Antikorruptionsbegehren:

16.9., 20.00 Uhr - Leokino, Innsbruck
18.9., 18.30 Uhr - Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems

in den österreichischen Kinos:

Filmcasino, Wien
Votiv Kino/De France, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
CineCenter, Wien
Top Kino, Wien (ab 17.9.)
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems (18.9.)
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino, Wels
Das Kino, Salzburg
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Annenhof Kino, Graz
Volkskino Klagenfurt (13.-16.9.)
Leokino, Innsbruck
Rio Kino, Feldkirch (ab 17.9.)
Lichtspiele Lenzing (ab 23.9.)
Filmkulturclub Dornbirn (13./14.10.)
Filmbühne Waidhofen/Ybbs (1./2.12.)

weitere Kinos folgen

ÖSTERR. FILMPREISE 2021

 

The Trouble With Being Born

- Bester Film
- Beste Regie
- Bestes Maskenbild
- Bester Ton/Sounddesign

Die Dohnal

- Bester Dokumentarfilm
- Bester Schnitt

WEITERE KINOTERMINE

The Trouble With Being Born
15./21./23./28.9.Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
18./24.9., Spielboden Dornbirn
27.9., Filmhaus, Wien
6.10., Admiral Kino
17.11., Filmklub Wieselburg

Wood - Der geraubte Wald
17./23.9., Kino Millstatt
15.10., Klima & Umwelt Filmtage Baden
20.10., Literatur im Kino, Langenlois
21.10., Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
24.10., Apollo Kino Stockerau

Glory to the Queen
3./10./17./24.10., Kino Xenix, Zürich

Die Dohnal
4.10., Horizontale, Straden
3.11., Dieselkino, Leibnitz

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FESTIVALS

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

Festival Internazionale Cinema di Frontiera, IT 2021
16th September

WEIYENA - The Long March Home

will be screened at

Biennale Bavaria - Festival des Neuen Heimatfilms, DE 2021
16th & 17th Sepember

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