Rock and the cityRock and the city

Rock and the City paints original portrait of five cities – New York, Kingston, Liverpool, Berlin and Paris – through their music and sound landscapes. The aim is to reveal how each familiar backdrop – the city itself – plays a key role in artistic creativity, the emergence and cross-fertilization of genres, in inspiring musicians and giving rise to legends of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Each director has drawn inspiration from this effect of mutual impregnation between a city, its architecture, lifestyle rhythm, its culture and its musical vibrancy. Each film is structured like a sort of journey of initiation, Artists guide us
through their everyday environments and share with us their memories – illustrated by archive footage – anecdotes, and the emotions inspired by the various locations they show us. From dawn through to the small hours, they will make us see each city in a new light, from particular neighborhood to the famous concert halls and little-known spot of musical significance. The five first film in this collection comprise musical strolls through the past, present and future of rock’n’roll.

Un voyage guidé par Philippe Manoeuvre au coeur des capitales du rock. Chaque ville produit un son qui lui est propre, impose son rythme et ses mélodies. Les sons s’y font et s’y défont en permanence, s’inventent au jour le jour et racontent son histoire. Il n’y aurait pas de Serge Gainsbourg sans Paris, de Nina Hagen sans Berlin, de Lou Reed sans New York, de Beatles sans Liverpool, de Bob Marley sans Kingston….
D’un quartier à l’autre, de lieux mythiques en clubs branchés, les 5 documentaires, comme autant de balades en images et en musique, vont font découvrir le coeur de chaque ville.

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