BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober

Music documentaries at Øyakino


BIFF presents also this year a preview of this year's music programme at the Øya music festival's cinema program. The weekend before the music kicks off at Øya, you are invited into the cinema to meet old and new music heroes, ranging from the dark idol Nick Cave, via shock rocker Alice Cooper and rock god Jimi Hendrix. In addition, you can watch a rerun of the BIFF 2013 film, MISTAKES OF STRANGERS, about the band The National.

The Øyakino program, which runs from Friday 1. to Sunday 3. August, can be found at and tickets are on sale at

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH (Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard / Documentary / USA)

Nick Cave has long been one of the most fascinating and cryptic artists in both music as well as cinema. This innovative drama documentary takes us into Cave's world, where it documents Cave's creative processes while it's all combined with a type of fictional story.

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE (John Ridley / Drama / USA)

Outcast's André Benjamin in the role of Jimi Hendrix, and directed by award-winning John Ridley (12 YEARS A SLAVE). The film deals with one year of Hendrix's life, from 1966 to 1967, and is a portrait of the young musician who would become a rock legend.

THE PUNK SINGER (Sini Anderson / Documentary / USA)

The Punk Singer takes us on a fascinating journey and shows aspects of the fearless vocalist Kathleen Hanna never before told. Hanna's new band, The Julie Ruin, unfortunately had to cancel its appearance at Øya in 2014 for reasons explored in this documentary.

SUPERDUPER ALICE COOPER (Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen / Documentary / England)

The story of the pastor's son Vincent Furni became known as Alice Cooper, from his start as a singer in the 60s to his comeback as glam metal godfather in the 80s.