The autumn series of the PAGLEJ cycle, brought to you in co-production of Zavod Jazz Cerkno and the Idrija City Library, will bring three films, which tackle very diverse phenomena both from Slovenian and international music scene. On the big screen we will follow the story of the cult band Laibach’s first album, pop icon Grace Jones’s musical biography, and to listen to the unconventional music-film event by Bratko Bibič, with a live accompaniment of film images.
We will start our autumn series of music films in September with Music is the Art of Time 3 – LP film LAIBACH, which documents the creation of first Laibach’s album in 1985. Through the featured parts and interviews with band members, as well as with many connoisseurs of the band’s activity, the film by director Igor Zupe and screenwriter Igor Bašin “unfolds the strategy and tactics of Laibach and Laibach Kunst in the first half of the 1980s”. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the members of the movie team.
October will bring Sophie Fiennes’s film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami which follows Grace Jones both at her stage performances and in intimate moments, such as Jones’ family visit to Jamaica. Fiennes had been accompanying Jones for five years at her concerts all over the world, in the backstage, and we also get to know the singer as a lover, daughter, mother, grandmother and business woman.
In November, we will present a delicacy within our cycle Paglej – a live musical accompaniment of the film From Blacksmith to Miner. Bratko Bibič, Eduardo Raon and Vid Drašler, all good acquaintances from our festivals, will play and improvise to the collage of selected segments of five contemporary dance movies, shot between 1995 and 2014 following the ideas of choreographer and dancer Iztok Kovač in the production of the EN-KNAP Institute.