EINSTÖK SÉRSÝNING MIÐVIKUDAGINN 24. OKTÓBER KL.20:00
Heimildamynd um hina óviðjafnanlegu M.I.A. byggð á persónulegum upptökum frá síðustu 22 árum. Ótrúleg saga um það hvernig dóttir andspyrnuhetju Tamíl tígranna í Sri Lanka, og síðar vandræðaunglingur í London, rís upp til að verða að einum stærsta listamanni heims, og frumkvöðli í hip-hop tónlist og götulist. Margverðlaunuð mynd frá Sundance hátíðinni og eitthvað sem enginn tónlistaáhugamaður ætti að láta fram hjá sér fara.
ONE-NIGHT ONLY EVENT SCREENING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24TH @8PM
“’How do you manage an artist who’s unmanageable?’ asks one adviser in the course of the film; this entertainingly imperfect portrait largely finds a way.’ – Variety
‘Fantastic and kinetic fulfillment of Maya Arulpragasam’s desire, back then, to be heard as more than an entertainer.’ – The Guardian
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.
Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.