Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback

Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback

Deutschland / USA / Spanien 2006, Dokumentarfilm

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Monks- The Transatlantic Feedback

Everybody knows Elvis Presley served Uncle Sam in West Germany, but have you ever heard of the five American G.I.s who stayed on after their military discharge and formed one of the wildest and most influential rock bands of the 60s? Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage the first avant-garde band, The Monks.

Combining rare archival footage of the band′s amazing performances on live TV with contemporary interviews with band members, eye witnesses and music commentators, this documentary traces the evolution of a combo determined to expand the frontiers of popular music. What emerges is a vital and illuminating picture of German-American cross-cultural experience, and a tribute to genuine rock and roll pioneers.

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Director:Dietmar Post, Lucía Palacios
Screenplay:Dietmar Post (Konzept), Lucía Palacios (Konzept)
Director of photography:Lucía Palacios, Dietmar Post
2nd Camera unit:Renato Falcao
Editing:Dieter Jaufmann, Karl-W. Hülsenbeck
Sound:Lucía Palacios, Dietmar Post
Audio mixing:Miles Kann
Consultant:Peter Stockhaus, Stephan Mark Goldstein (Rechtsfragen), Sascha Bretz (Musik)
Music:The Monks
Music performer:Gary Burger (Gitarre, Gesang), Larry Clark (Orgel), Dave Day (Banjo, Gitarre), Roger Johnston (Schlagzeug), Eddie Shaw (Bass)
Participation:Gary Burger, Larry Clark, Dave Day, Roger Johnston, Eddie Shaw, Hans Joachim Irmler, Jimmy Bowien, Gerd Henjes, Wolfgang Gluszcewski, Charles Wilp, Jon Spencer, Genesis P-Orridge, Peter Zaremba, Byron Coley
Production company:play loud! productions (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) / 3sat (Mainz), Other Music (New York), Lucia Palacios P.C. (Madrid)
in association with:Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Dietmar Post, Lucía Palacios
Producer (TV):Katya Mader, Lili Kobbe
Shoot:: USA, Deutschland
Original distributor:play loud! productions (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderung des Hessischen Rundfunks (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Chicago Underground Film Fund (Chicago), Real Life (New York)
Length:2825 m, 103 min
Format:DigiBeta - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.09.2007, 111500, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.07.2006, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 04.10.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.12.2007, 3sat

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Originaltitel (DE US) Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback

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Length:2825 m, 103 min
Format:DigiBeta - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.09.2007, 111500, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.07.2006, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 04.10.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.12.2007, 3sat
 

Awards

2008
Adolf-Grimme-Preis
 

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