23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

C.B. Stockfleth

United States
2022, 93'

It took the director 14 years to build, between interviews and archives, this homage to the music that came out of Athens, Georgia (USA), in the 1990s, where a bunch of friends and strangers with a passion for psychedelic rock came together to enjoy big houses and low rents and created influential bands full of joy and chaos like Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel or the Apples in Stereo.

This is a project that was in gestation for a long time, more than 20 years after the peak of popularity enjoyed by the indie psychedelic pop collective to which the term Elephant 6 alludes – a large group of musicians, but also artists and creatives of all kinds. From Neutral Milk Hotel, to Olivia Tremor Control to Apples In Stereo, it all started in the 1990s, between folk rock, psychedelic rock and the fluffiest pop rock, all happening alongside the grunge trend that was bursting out, but which put on the map this misfit troupe that converged geographically and ideologically. This documentary explores the mystique and magic behind the friendships, their naivety and DIY attitude that led to the success of these bands, as well as the weight of the losses that happened along the way. An impressionistic construction that shows the eccentric essence of everyone involved. (Ana Cabral Martins)

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PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
The Elephant 6 Recording Co.
LANGUAGE
English
SUBTITLES
Portuguese
PHOTOGRAPHY
C.B. Stockfleth
SOUND
Pascal Garneau
EDITING
Greg King
PRODUCER
C.B. Stockfleth, Lance Bangs, Rob Hatch-Miller, Greg King

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