Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir
Films in Program
Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir’s wildly entertaining and unexpectedly inspiring documentary spotlights a singular woman who became a musician at the age of 70. Armed with little more than cheap keyboards, household items and an adventurous spirit, she crafted an astonishing 59 albums in seven years and became an icon to boundary-pushing Icelandic musicians like múm and Sin Fang. Plays with: Noms de pays & p.s. beirut—chapter 1 + 2
Director Michael Shamberg is a legendary producer of music videos, having brought artists like Robert Frank and Chris Marker together with musicians like New Order and Patti Smith. He is also a filmmaker and impresario who’s been struggling valiantly to keep connecting since being afflicted with mitochondrial disease. This fragile and intense film concerns his own corporeal civil war, bombings in Lebanon, Romanesque churches, and life trying to make sense of itself. Music by Markus Acher of The Notwist, Electrelane and New Order.