Tallinn Music Week presents a documentary film programme in Sõprus cinema focusing on music, politics and consequences of consumerism

The urban culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place from 27th March to 2nd April includes a film programme of five documentaries on cult, propaganda, pop culture as well as the horrific impact of consumerism on the environment.

“One More Time With Feeling” from director Andrew Dominik – a stark, fragile and raw documentary – will screen on the opening night of TMW. The film probes the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of Skeleton Tree, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 16th studio album. From the production team behind the Oscar-winning “Searching for Sugar Man” comes “We Are X”, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve never heard of…yet. “Liberation Day” is a musical documentary about the North Korea tour of Slovenian industrial rock band Laibach – a fascinating game with the instruments of totalitarian propaganda. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers Ivan Novak and Mina Špiler.

Liberation Day (2016)


Two films will focus on sustainable development – the core theme of this year’s TMW. “Demain”, co-directed by ecological rights advocate Cyril Dion and actress-filmmaker Melanie Laurent starts out from the study according to which most of the human population will cease to exist by the end of the century. “Death by Design” by Sue Williams takes a look at the dark side of technological enthusiasm.

The TMW film programme was compiled in cooperation with Raadio 2.

The TMW environmental awareness initiative is supported by the Ministry of Environment, NGO Mondo, Representation of European Commission in Estonia, Estonian Government Office and Embassy of Sweden.

TMW film programme:
Sõprus Cinema, 27.03 – 1.04

Monday, 27.03 at 21.00 – „One More Time With Feeling“ (2016)

Tuesday, 28.03 at 21.00 – „Demain“ (2015)

Wednesday, 29.03 at 21.00 – „Death by Design“ (2016)

Thursday, 30.03 at 21.00 – „We Are X“ (2016)

Saturday, 1.04 at 13.00 – „Liberation Day“ (2016)

To be followed by Q&A session with filmmakers Morten Traavik, Uldis Cekulis, and Laibach members Ivan Novak and Mina Špiler.

Tickets are on sale at Piletilevi and box office at 5€.

TMW festival passes don’t apply for the film programme.

Read more about the films
Check out the cinema schedule

TMW 2017 festival passes for 60€ are on sale at TMW web store.

TMW 2017 delegate passes are available for 295€ at TMW web store. Sign up as a delegate and buy your pass. TMW delegate pass grants access to the conference seminars and priority access to the music festival as well as the database of registered contacts.

TMW 2017 Priority Passes are on sale at TMW web store for 150€. Priority Pass holders are asked to register for the opening concert by 20th March by e-mail.

This year’s edition of TMW from 27th March to 2nd April will present the music festival line-up and two-day industry conference, a series of free City Stage concerts, TMW Arts programme, curated by the Estonian Contemporary Arts Development Centre, Design Market showcasing the most exciting Baltic and Scandinavian brands and designs, TMW Talks series with topics from music to science and societal issues, City Space activities in cooperation with the interior designers of Estonian Academy of Arts and a kids and youth special programme for the first time.


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