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Band
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:30 PM
An all-female art rock band gives themselves one year to become popstars or quit forever. The Post Performance Blues Band isn't really a band in this not-quite-a-documentary comedy of errors in motherhood, turning 40 and being rejected.
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Icelandic performance art meets Spinal Tap in this wickedly fun look at women behaving creatively. Three bandmates, Álfrún, Saga and Hrefna, of The Post Performance Blues Band, are tired of playing to audiences of five at their gigs and getting paid in beer. Each of them is staring down 40 and exhausting themselves juggling motherhood and their artistic pursuits. They decide to give themselves one year to either become popstars or quit the band for good. What follows is a make-it-or-break-it story of a band that's not really a band, pursuing a goal that is not actually attainable. Band member and filmmaker Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir puts herself, along with age and gender bias, on stage in this docu-parable about talented but not teenaged women trying to be successful in a youth-obsessed, overnight-success industry. Band allows gifted artists to perform the resilience and sisterhood that truly exists between life's messes, rejections and triumphs. Myrocia Watamaniuk

The screening on May 3 will be followed by a live performance by The Post Performance Blues Band.



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Film Info
Runtime:88
Copyright:2022
Country Listing:Iceland
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Landing Page:https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/hot-docs-festival/films/2022/band
Festival Info
Festival Year:2022
Language:Icelandic
English
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:Music & Musicians
Visual Art & Artists
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Producer(s):Þórður Jónsson
Heather Millard
Executive Producer(s):Shane Boris
Sara Dosa
Maya Daisy Hawke
Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir
Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Cast:Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir
Saga Sigurðardóttir
Writer(s):Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Editor(s):Kristján Loðmfjörð
Cinematography:Sebastian Ziegler
Composer:The Post Performance Blues Band
Sound:Kjartan Kjartansson