NEWS

 

> PARALLEL PLANES  Hamburg Premiere @ DAVE Festival

Thu 8 November @ 9pm @3001  / Q&A after Screening with director Nicole Wegner

>> http://www.unerhoert-filmfest.de/parallel-planes/

 

 

> PARALLEL PLANES Berlin Premiere @ Internet Explorer

Sat 3 November @ 8pm @Internet Explorer   / Q&A after Screening with director Nicole Wegner

>> https://InternetExplorer/events/ParallelPlanes

 

 

> PARALLEL PLANES  Dresden Premiere @ DAVE Festival

Tue 23 October @ 9:30pm @Thalia Kino  / Q&A after Screening with director Nicole Wegner

>> https://www.dave-festival.de/parallel-planes/

 

 

PARALLEL PLANES Romanian Premiere @ DOKStation

Fri 14 September @ 7pm @Apollo 111  / Q&A after Screening with director Nicole Wegner

>> http://dokstation.ro/filme/parallel-planes/    >> DOK STATION TRAILER

 

 

PARALLEL PLANES Cologne Premiere @ SeeTheSound Festival

Thu 23 August @ 8pm @Fritz Thyssen Stiftung / Open Air  / Q&A after Screening with director Nicole Wegner

>> https://www.soundtrackcologne.de/Parallel-Planes

 

 

> PARALLEL PLANES Australian Premiere @ Revelation Perth Film Fest

Come to our Australian Premiere at Revelation Perth Filmfest. Director Nicole will be attending for a Q&A and panel.

Sun 8 July @ 2.10pm @Luna Leederville  + Q&A /  Mon 9 July @ 8.45pm @Luna Leederville + Q&A /  Sun 15 July @ 8pm @Luna Leederville

MAGNOLIA LIVE TALK SHOW:  SAT 7, 6:00 pm @ Rhubarb Record Store

PANEL “FILMMAKERS APPROACH THE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY”:  MON 9, 5:00 pm @ Luna Leederville

>>http://www.revelationfilmfest.org/film-information-new.php?filmId=784

 

 

> PARALLEL PLANES European Premiere @ Sheffield Doc/Fest

Come to our European Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sat 9 June @ 15.00 @Abbeydale Picture House  /  Tue 12 June @ 18.00 @Curzon Cinema 1

>> https://www.sheffdocfest.com/films/6394

 

 

> PARALLEL PLANES American Premiere @ Chicago Underground Film Festival

We can happily announce that “Parallel Planes” will have it’s US-premiere at the legendary Chicago Underground Film Festival.

06/08 // @ Logan Theatre // 7pm + Q&A

>> https://cuff.org/

 

 

> Review of PARALLEL PLANES @ Choices

03/05/17 Review Choices Cologne

 

 

> International Premiere “PARALLEL PLANES” @ Urban Nomad Film Fest Taipei

Folks! If you are around in Taiwan come to Taipei and join our International premiere @ Urban Nomad Film Fest!

The film screens at Wonderful Theater and has a Q&A afterwards with director Nicole Wegner.

5/20 (六/Sun) 17:40 + Q&A
5/22 (二/Tue) 21:15 + Q&A

Check out the trailer with Chinese subtitles!!

>> https://urbannomad.tw/

 

 

> NRW Premiere “PARALLEL PLANES” @ International Women’s Film Festival Cologne

26.04. // @ Altes Pfandhaus // 20:30h (+ live show UMMN)  + Q&A

 

 

> 28/11/17 Parallel Planes just won an Audience Award/3rd price of the Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival!

 

> 07/11/17 Parallel Planes won the title “DOK Buster” at DOK Leipzig because of high audience demand.

 

> 31/10/17 World Premiere at DOK Leipzig 2017.

 

> 30/10/17 Intro Magazin gave a review on Parallel Planes: Review Intro Magazin

 

> 28/10/17 Deutschlandfunk Corso interviewed director Nicole Wegner: Interview Deutschlandfunk

 

> 10/10/17 Parallel Planes is nominated for the Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize.

 

 

> World Premiere @ DOK Leipzig 2017

We can proudly let you know that PARALLEL PLANES will have its world premiere at the DOK Leipzig Festival on 31st of October. Come around and celebrate with us here:

DI, 31.10.2017 – 22:15 – Cinémathèque Leipzig
MI, 01.11.2017 – 15:30 – Passage Kinos Wintergarten

CATALOGUE TEXT

This film pays homage to the American DIY spirit and the diversity of the US musical landscape outside the commercial music industry. While many other music films never make it beyond hero worship, director Nicole Wegner consistently maintains eye level with her twelve interview partners, who include Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Michael Gira (Swans) and Valentine Falcon (Get Hustle). What they all have in common is that they couldn’t care less about marketing strategies and target group orientation as they gleefully hack the music industry and play by their own rules. Though the film shows extremely diverse musical styles, there is a general agreement to see the DIY idea as the most important legacy of punk and the starting point of self-empowerment and resistance.

Like a certified mixtape, “Parallel Planes” combines old and new songs, really clever thoughts about making music and personal insights to generate a narrative that resembles an open building kit of ideas from which everyone who wants to take things into their own hands can help themselves. Using gaudy cut-up elements and references to video clip aesthetics, the film develops a drive which might even lead the viewer to rush out of the cinema with a project of their own in mind and simply start on it …

Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Nominated for Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize

THE FILM

PARALLEL PLANES  –  A DOCUMENTARY ESSAY ABOUT INDEPENDENCE AND MUSIC

“Parallel Planes” is a documentary film portraying 12 American musicians. It is a journey between genres, an essay on free thinking and an intimate look at how 12 critical players relate to the potential of music.
This film is a proof that music reminds us how and why we criticise politics and society and that our different ideas are bonded to each other.
with: Michael Gira (Swans, Young God Records), Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Ocrilim, Octis), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Swing Kids, All Leather), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Valentine Falcon (Get Hustle), Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Anna Barie (These Are Powers), Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata), Alap Momin (Dälek), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Otto von Schirach

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This film pays homage to the American DIY spirit and the diversity of the US musical landscape outside the commercial music industry. While many other music films never make it beyond hero worship, director Nicole Wegner consistently maintains eye level with her twelve interview partners, who include Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Michael Gira (Swans) and Valentine Falcon (Get Hustle). What they all have in common is that they couldn’t care less about marketing strategies and target group orientation as they gleefully hack the music industry and play by their own rules. Though the film shows extremely diverse musical styles, there is a general agreement to see the DIY idea as the most important legacy of punk and the starting point of self-empowerment and resistance.
Like a certified mixtape, “Parallel Planes” combines old and new songs, really clever thoughts about making music and personal insights to generate a narrative that resembles an open building kit of ideas from which everyone who wants to take things into their own hands can help themselves. Using gaudy cut-up elements and references to video clip aesthetics, the film develops a drive which might even lead the viewer to rush out of the cinema with a project of their own in mind and simply start on it …
Luc-Carolin Ziemann

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TRAILER & EXCERPTS

 

>> PARALLEL PLANES  official trailer

     

 

>> excerpt / music video

     by Hannah Lotte Stragholz und Simon Steinhorst

     

ARTISTS & BANDS

STARRING

Michael Gira, Mick Barr, Justin Pearson, Ian MacKaye, Valentine Falcon, Jamie Stewart, Anna Barie, Weasel Walter, Jenny Hoyston, Alap Momin, Greg Saunier, Otto von Schirach

FEATURING THE BANDS

Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Get Hustle, Swans, The Flying Luttenbachers, Cellular Chaos, Swing Kids, All Leather, The Locust, Orthrelm, Octis, These Are Powers, Dubai, Dälek, MRC Riddims, Otto von Schirach, Erase Errata

 

MEDIA & PRESS

PARALLEL PLANES REVIEW BY DOMESTIKA CU HEFE

“The first thing I did after seeing Parallel Planes was to watch it another time. A fascinating story about the DIY concept, about people who believe in their music, about Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Michael Gira (Swans) or Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat / Fugazi) about Xiu Xiu, about post no wave, electronic, industrial , avant-garde, lo-fi, noise, synth pop, punk, about creative musicians who have done innovative things without which todays music would not be the same.”

http//dokstation/parallelplanes

 

 

PARALLEL PLANES @ DOKTSTATION AFTER MOVIE

 

 

WEGNER @ MAGNOLIAS REVELATION SPECIAL PODCAST W/ TRISTAN FIDLER

Director Nicole Wegner attended the radio podcast talkshow “MAGNOLIAS” with Tristan Fidler among other Revelation-Filmfest filmmakers like Brooke Silcox, Robert Clem and Greg Ferris in Perth at the Rhubarb Recordstore.

http://magnolias-revelation-special

 

FILM REVIEW OF US PREMIERE @ CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL BY VITTORIO CARLI: 

“…infectious and inspirational film about creative people making innovative music…”

http://www.myalternatereality.com

 

PANEL ” INDEPENDENCE & MUSIC @ URBAN NOMAD FILM FESTIVAL

Director Nicole Wegner​ together with label founder of White Wabbit Records KK & Tree Chen at the Panel “Independence & Music”
http://urbannomad.tw/

 

CHOICES COLOGNE REVIEW “PARALLEL PLANES”: FROM RAGS TO PUNK

https://www.choices.de/from-rags-to-punk

 

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR “PARALLEL PLANES” AT SOUNDWATCH  BERLIN MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL

https://www.facebook.com/SoundWatchBerlin/

 

INTRO  MAGAZINE  REVIEW “PARALLEL PLANES”

http://www.intro.de/kultur/

 

DEUTSCHLANDFUNK  INTERVIEW  WITH  NICOLE  WEGNER  ABOUT  “PARALLEL PLANES”

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/

 

“PARALLEL PLANES” AWARDED TO BE “DOK BUSTER” AT DOK LEIPZIG 2017

https://films2017.dok-leipzig.de/

 

“PARALLEL PLANES” WORLD PREMIERE AT DOK LEIPZIG 2017

https://filmfinder.dok-leipzig.de/

 

KAPUT MAG  INTERVIEW  WITH  NICOLE  WEGNER  ABOUT  “PARALLEL PLANES”

http://www.kaput-mag.com/

 

MIXTAPE OF “PARALLEL PLANES” RELEASED ON BAUMUSIK

http://baumusik.de/