For many years now, we've partnered with Melkweg to bring you the most electrifying stories about music. On Sunday, January 19, the series continues. Come watch three of the best music documentaries from IDFA 2019, plus a screening of D.A. Pennebaker's classic Monterey Pop.
This year's program includes All I Can Say, with never-before-seen footage of Shannon Hoon, the frontman of iconic grunge band Blind Melon who died of a drug overdose in 1995 at the age of 28. The vast amount of video footage Hoon left to his girlfriend and their newborn daughter would later form the core material of this documentary film, released almost 25 years after the singer's death.
Also screening is the dynamic Once Aurora, a portrait of the Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora Aksnes who, almost overnight, went from a young girl in the Norwegian countryside to a pop idol with fans all over the world.
The program concludes with the deliciously energetic documentary Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica, in which legends of Jamaican reggae come together to re-record their hits of yesteryear. Acoustic renditions take place in the garden of a beautiful villa and in collaboration with the next generation.
Kicking off this special day at Melkweg is the late D.A. Pennebaker's formative Monterey Pop, the unofficial sequel to our Pennebaker and Hegedus tribute program at IDFA 2019.