After putting together the road-movie cycle Night Riders at the Gärten in Biel last summer, the Metropolis Association and the Gärten by Überhaus are presenting a new cycle for film lovers in open air. This second edition entitled Troubled Symphonies will present a cycle of music films that portray four different music sensations: rock legends Pink Floyd, British punk group the Sex Pistols, the Doors as well as internationally acclaimed techno DJ Paul Kalkbrenner.
Troubled Symphonies will be held between the 14th of June and the 12th of September 2014.
4 films are scheduled for this summer, one screening per month, projected on a 9mx4m screen with function one sound system. A full cinematic outdoor experience!
The outdoor film cycle will open with Alan Parker’s musical film Pink Floyd- The Wall which won the BAFTA for Best Original Song.
A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. Relationships, drug, abuse, sex, childhood, WWII and fascism combine in a disturbing mix of episodic live action and lyrical animation.
The second screening feature Gary Oldman in the role of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy directed by Alex Cox. The film is based on the true story of Sid Vicious, bass player for the legendary punk rock band “The Sex pistols” and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
Also scheduled is Berlin Calling by Hannes Stöhr about Berlin techno Dj and producer Martin Karow who tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.
This cycle will be closing with The Doors directed by Oliver Stone with Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan. A film that follows the story of the famous and influential 1960’s rock band and the rise and fall of its lead singer and composer Jim Morrison, from his days as UCLA student to his untimely death in Paris at age 27.