Roadburn Cinema Returns!

2017 sees the return of Roadburn Cinema! We’re thrilled to bring you a selection of films that have been hand picked to be presented to you at Roadburn Festival.

Each film will play every night of the festival starting at 6pm, on rotation, in the basement of the V39. They will be played one after the other with just a short break in between.

Riverhead
Riverhead first caught our attention due to the soundtrack; Ulver have provided the musical accompaniment to this film that has been lauded as “Atmospheric storytelling… a pitch-perfect dark drama” by the Victoria Film Festival.

Written and directed by Justin Oakey, Riverhead is set in rural Canada and tells the story of a feud, with Ulver providing the soundtrack as the drama unfolds.
Run time: 97 minutes

Noisey Meets: Colin Van Eeckhout
On the first night of Roadburn, Colin will be on hand to introduce the documentary as it plays first in the cycle of films. Directed by Duco Coops for Vice / Noisey this short documentary follows Amenra’s frontman at various points throughout 2016.

Colin comments: “I wanted to put emphasis on the human aspect of being a musician; everybody always pictures us living in cellars drinking blood from skulls, but there’s more to our lives than that. You see my mom, my kids, my work, rehearsal space, some spots where it all began for Amenra in the skatepark… you see what its really like behind the scenes. The free moments we have in our lives we dedicate it all to art, creation and music. We want to give form to that world inside our heads.”

The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale
“I always thought it was strange that people didn’t know more about The Melvins and I felt their story needed to be told.” says director and co-producer, Bob Hannum of the film. And tell it they do, as Bob and his co-producer Ryan Sutherby dive into the band’s rich, 30 year history, including interviews with with Mike Patton, Chris Cornell, Jello Biafra, Gene Simmons, Krist Novoselic, Mark Arm, J. Mascis, Josh Homme, David Yow and many more.

Featuring behind the scenes footage from their early days, The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale is a film about a band who have defied all the rules, for over 33 years and counting, and still managed to succeed and do it their own way – which is absolutely something we can get behind!

Road to Roadburn
In 2016, Roadburn Festival played host to Italian doom-psych trio, Nibiru. As the band made preparations to head to Tilburg, they documented their journey – both literally and metaphorically – as they got themselves ready to perform in front of an eager Roadburn crowd.

Directed by Corrado Wolf De Sio and Valeria Palermo, Road to Roadburn is a true rockumentary charting the ups and downs of Nibiru’s voyage to Roadburn. In 2017, we’re thrilled to host the premiere of this fantastic film.
Run time: 69 minutes

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