Widehouse

Musique

We always lie to Strangers

HD - 2014 - USA - 108 min - Color

We always lie to Strangers

We always lie to strangers (original title)


A film by AJ Schnack & David Wilson

Five years in the making, We Always Lie To Strangers is a story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, one of the biggest tourist destinations in America. A remote Ozark Mountain town of just 10,500, Branson hosts more than 7.5 million tourists a year and generates nearly 3 billion dollars in annual tourism revenue.At the heart of Branson’s appeal is the more than 100 staged music shows that earned the town the monicker of "the live music capital of the world". These shows are well known for their "traditional, family" style of entertainment - no cussing, no nudity, no gambling, healthy doses of gospel and respect for veterans - and crowds from around the country, and particularly from the American Midwest, flock to Branson for this "return to old fashioned values".

 




El Medico

DCP – HD - 2013 - Sweden - 79 Min - Color

El Medico

El medico (original title)


A film by Daniel Fridell

Two men struggle in Cuba. El Medico, a young Cuban doctor and musician, is trying to get a better life for his family. Michel, a European music producer, wants fame and fortune. It is a fight between two minds; One sees the music as an authentic expression of Cuban culture and history, the other sees it as a commercial product to be sold by any means necessary. Caught in this clash of views is also Kookita, the young dancer whose dreams are ruined because Michel thinks she is not sexy enough, and El Medico's Mother who thinks her son is betraying the revolutionary ideals that she suffered for.

El Medico realizes that being Michel's product is not his dream, he has to decide between doing his duty to the State, as a doctor fulfilling his mothers dream, or being an artist.




Death Metal Angola

35 mm – DCP – HD - 2013 - U.S.A - 83 Min - Color

Death Metal Angola



A film by Jeremy Xido

Following nearly 40 years of unrelenting war – with every attendant horror – peace and reconstruction are slowly arriving to Angola. Damaged first by the war for independence from Portugal, Angola was then ripped apart by a devastating civil war that orphaned thousands of children. Huambo, Angola’s second largest city, finds 55 of these children in the Okutiuka orphanage under the care of Sonia Ferreira. Sonia’s boyfriend, Wilker Flores, is a death metal guitarist who uses the brutal sounds and rhythms of this hardcore music as a path to healing, or, as Sonia says, “to clear out the debris from all these years of war.”

DEATH METAL ANGOLA tracks Wilker and Sonia’s dream – to stage Angola’s first-ever national rock concert, bringing together members from different strands of the Angolan hardcore scene from different provinces – as it unfolds in fits and starts against the bombed out and mined backdrop of the formerly stately Huambo. Rubble and deconstructed spaces provide scenic reminders of why
hardcore music has gained a foothold.

What initially looks like a Quixotic undertaking gains momentum, aided by social media and propelled by members of the various branches of the death metal hardcore underground, who join together to stage the event. Raucous and righteous, DMA’s look at a rock show off the grid is fulfilling, haunting, and real.




My Father and The Man in Black

DCP – HD - 2013 - Canada - 90 Min - Color / Black & White

My Father and The Man in Black



A film by Jonathan Holiff

MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is the unauthorized look at Johnny Cash in the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of his manager, the late Saul Holiff. But this is no ordinary music documentary.

Shot on film, this one-of-a-kind movie directed by Saul's son, Jonathan Holiff, is driven by Johnny's and Saul's own voices. After his father's suicide in 2005, Jonathan discovered a storage locker full of never-before-published material on Johnny Cash--including 60 hours of audio diaries and telephone calls recorded in the '60 and '70s. A very personal journey of discovery that just happens to feature one of 20th century's greatest music icons comes to market in time for the 10th anniversary of Cash's death on September 12