Line-up announced for 2019 Everyman Music Film Festival

    Author Phil Jones

More details about the 5th Annual Everyman Music Film Festival have been announced, including the full line-up of events.

Some of the key releases this year include Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as Elton John in the latest music biopic to hit the screens, and Amazing Grace, a look at the extraordinary life of one of pop music’s greatest singers, Aretha Franklin.

The Everyman Music Film Festival is a celebration of the crossover and creativity between the fields of music and film. 

Since 2015, the festival has been held annually at various sites across the UK, including Islington’s Screen On The Green – famous for its association with the early gigs of the Punk movement in the 1970s.

2019 presents a new opportunity for a brand to ride the wave of excitement that accompanies the Everyman Music Film Festival and align with its premium ABC1 25–35 audience.

Artwork for this year’s festival has been created by Vasilis, known for his association with Academy Award-nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos on the posters for The Favouriteand The Lobster.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Tuesday 9 April.

Speaking of this year’s festival, Amelia Miranda, Business Development Manager – Partnerships of Everyman Cinemas, had the following to say:

"We’re super excited to be announcing the 5th Annual Everyman Music and Film Festival this May.

What started off as a centenary celebration of the iconic Screen on the Green in Islington has now grown into a full-fledged UK wide festival, bringing some of the most interesting and unseen content around the intrinsic link between Music and Film, into some of the most best beautiful cinemas the UK has to offer.

In 2018 we partnered with Camden Town Brewery, a EMMF first. This partnership not only allowed us to put on higher scale and multifaceted events, but also enabled us to align ourselves with a creative, inventive, and likeminded brand.

We had the opportunity to introduce Hells to an audience that may not have considered the brand before, as well being able to take a London-centric brand on the road to our venues outside of the capital.

There’s a real theme emerging with iconic musicians this year, with films around Aretha, Hendrix, Pendergrass, the Rocket Man himself Sir Elton…

As well as some unexpected titles - like the making of “Who Let the Dogs Out”, which recently premiered to SXSW to rave reviews, and the UK premiere of Teen Spirit, starring Elle Fanning and directed by Hampstead’s own Max Minghella of Handmaids Tale fame."

A number of bespoke opportunities with the Everyman Music Film Festival are still available for partner brands. Get in touch with your DCM rep for more information, and download the deck here

Beats London launch + after party

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

The screening will be followed by a rave in an underground location.

Boiler Room/4:3 Presents: Amazing Grace + live gospel choir

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

The screening is in partnership with Boiler Room and will feature a live gospel choir.

Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don't Know Me + Q&A with director

The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life.

The screenings will be followed by a live Q&A with director Olivia Lichtenstein.

We Speak Music + Q&A and live performance

We Speak Music is an exploration into the unexpected evolution of the human voice and technology. Fronted by visual artist and world-class beatboxer Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) and presented by world-renowned technological innovators Nokia Bell Labs, this series of six short documentaries investigates the unstudied and emerging areas of voice and communication beyond speaking, that reframe our understanding of the human voice and its potential.

Using beatboxing as the ultimate exploration of voice innovation, the series reveals the monumental growth of vocal experimentation among a diversity of communities around the world, and the practice’s groundbreaking importance for academia. In a finale culminating his exploratory journey, Reeps One undertakes a collaboration with a vocal AI “twin”, to reveal the newest paradigm shift around voice, and an imminent future.

The screening will be followed by a live Q&A and performance by Reeps One.

Who Let The Dogs Out

The story behind the song "Who Let the Dogs Out".

Khartoum Present: A Night In Paris

A specially curated night of bands, DJs, burlesque, circus and theatre. Khartoum are pleased to present: A NIght in Paris

The Pigeonhole

A place where handpicked raw music is unveiled and gritty film hits the big screen.

Curated by Natty Wylah, artists to be announced.

Do You Own The Dancefloor? + Q&A

World renowned night club, The Haçienda, closed down in 1997. Three years later, as it faced demolition, parts of the building were auctioned off to raise money for charity. This documentary tells the story of those unique mementos, as well the people who bought them.

The screening in Kings Cross will be followed by a live Q&A with Director Chris Hughes + an after party at SUPERMAX. DJs to be announced.

UK Premiere: Teen Spirit

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival.

Handel & Hendrix in London Present a Jimi Hendrix evening at Everyman Baker Street on Thursday 23rd May. The space will be transformed into a 1970’s house party with live music and psychedelic lighting as well as DJs who will play a set based on Hendrix, his contemporaries, and artists he influenced, all on vinyl.

Agile Films Present 

Agile Films will showcase a selection of their music related films followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and musicians.

Details to be announced.

See Know Evil + live Q&A

An uncensored look into the life of 90's fashion photographer and youth culture icon, Davide Sorrenti.

The screenings at Kings Cross, Hampstead, Bristol and Altrincham will be followed by a Q&A with director Charlie Curran.

Francesca Sorrenti, Davide’s mother will also join the Q&A in Hampstead and Kings Cross.

AUDINT Presents: Holo Dissonance

Details to follow on Monday 1st April.