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>> 03/05/17  Review Choices Cologne 

 

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>>  SAVE THE DATE:

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/Taiwanese Subtitles!!

 

>> https://urbannomad.tw/

 

>>  SAVE THE DATE:

US-Premiere “PARALLEL PLANES” @ 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

See you there!!! Psyched!!

 

https://cuff.org/

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>>  SAVE THE DATE:

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

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

Parallel Planes at International Women's Film Festival Cologne

 

 

> 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.

 

>>  28/01/17  Kaput Mag interviewed director Nicole Wegner:  Kaput Mag Interview

>>  28/01/17  We just released a mix on the fine Baumusik Label based in Cologne:

“PARALLEL PLANES – A mix for a motion picture”  features all artists and their film music at PARALLEL PLANES. Enjoy!

 

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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The German word for a catchy tune is Ohrwurm. When translated directly into English it means ear worm. What this German term has over it’s English equivalent is that it gets far more quickly far more directly to the point: music can crawl into holes in your head, touch your thinking and change who you are forever.
Nicole Wegner’s “Parallel Planes” doesn’t take us on a tour of music, she lets us go “on tour” with her in and around music. Her filmmaking troupe becomes our band as we touch down and into various sites and cities in the United States, meeting musicians along the way.
As with any tour, this film could be a road movie, a travelogue, even a diary. While it remains all of these things, what it is most strongly is a carefully-crafted mixed-tape. After all, a glimpse into the undercurrents of the last 5 decades of US music is not meant to be exhaustive, it’s meant to be mixed.
Wegner is giving us this particular selection for the same reason that many artists in the film form their own labels, to “document” what they’ve uncovered going on around them because they feel strongly about it. A mixed-tape is a way of simultaneously holding onto and sharing a subset of music, like writing something strange and exciting in a strictly sonic language and passing it on in the world trusting that others will hear it too. This film is a proof that music does that, reminds us how and why, and thanks sincerely a handful of its unrelenting players.

 

 

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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

THE MUSIC

  • “Song Of Sorn”
 – Deerhoof     
  • “Fresh Born” (live)

 – Deerhoof     
  • “Spiral Golden Town”

 – Deerhoof      
  • “Spirit Ditties Of No Tone” 
- Deerhoof    
  • “In Lust You Can Hear The Axe Fall” – Xiu Xiu
  • “Blacks“ – Xiu Xiu
  • “Mike“ – Xiu Xiu
  • “Jennifer Lopez” (live) – Xiu Xiu
  • “Lost Cities Of Gold” – Get Hustle
  • “Pharaohs Horses” (live) – Get Hustle
  • “No Words, No Thoughts” (live) – Swans
  • “Round“ (Live) – Cellular Chaos
  • Ice Cream Truck Song” – Andreas Köcher
  • “Smothering Instinct“ (Live) – Cellular Chaos
  • “Kkringg Number One“ – The Flying Luttenbachers
  • “The Void Part Four“ – The Flying Luttenbachers
  • “Entropic Field / Total Disorder / Cellular Chaos“
  •  The Flying Luttenbachers “Thrumm’d Hte (For M)“ – The Flying Luttenbachers
  • “Disease” (live)  – Swing Kids
  • “Forty Three Seconds”  (live) – Swing Kids
  • “Art, the Academic Headache”  (live) – All Leather
  • “When I Grow Up I Wanna Fuck Like A Girl” (live) – All Leather
  • “Through“ – Mick Barr
  • “Untitled“ (live) – Mick Barr
  • “Chrsthym” – Octis
  • “Washp (Mine)  (live) – Orthrelm
  • ”Easy Answers” – These Are Powers
  • ”Light After Sound” – These Are Powers
  • ”Unsaid” – Dubai
  • “Distorted Prose“ – Dälek
  • “Marching Orders“ – MRC Riddims & Tif B
  • “Blow Your Brains In The Mourning Rain“ – MRC Riddims & Serena Maneesh
  • “Aliens Visiting Me“ – Otto von Schirach   
  • ”Aligator Waltz”  – Otto von Schirach        
  • ”Amor Phyco”  – Otto von Schirach   
  • “Rider“  – Erase Errata   
  • “Billy Mummy“ – Erase Errata  
  • “Retreat! The Most Familar“ – Erase Errata

 

CREW

WRITTEN / EDITED / DIRECTED BY
Nicole Wegner

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Mark Kempken

PRODUCED BY
Academy of Media Arts, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Nicole Wegner,
Joachim Geffers, Sean Palmer, Monika Wegner, Uwe Wegner

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nicole Wegner
Christof Groos, Diana Rosza, Marcus Zilz, Axel Redlich

DRAMATURGY SUPERVISOR
Quimu Casalprim

CAMERA
Mark Kempken,
Nicole Wegner, Marcus Zilz, Axel Redlich, Vera Drebusch, Jonas Zais
SOUND RECORDING
Marcus Zilz, Levente Pavelka, Jonas Zais

SOUND DESIGN
Marcus Zilz & Nicole Wegner

MASTERING
Marcus Zilz
ANIMATION BY
Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Lotte, Devin Flynn, David Jansen, Nicole Wegner

GFX
Nicole Wegner, Sebastian Fäth

COLORIST
Quimu Casalprim
LEGAL ADVICE
Daniel Sondermann, Christian Füllgraf

SUBTITLING
Nicole Wegner, Meryem Erkus

TRANSLATION
Nicole Wegner, Meryem Erkus, Mick Schulz, Matthew George McDonald-Bates

DONATIONS
Stefan Fischer, Anton Teichmann, Steve Neal, Samuel Hunt, Ken Levinson, Alexander Schmitt, Lizette Gesuden, Sean Richer, Rene Regier, Kristof Kuenssler, Milan Grajetzki, Rene Kemp, Rene Peltsch
POSTER
Malo

 

 

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