Photo Credit: Matthew MacCarthy
In conjunction with this year’s AthFest, Ciné presents a screening of A Peculiar Noise, an Athens-music documentary from director Jorge Torres-Torres. Filmed mostly at AthFest 2014, the film—named after a song from the Olivia Tremor Control’s Black Foliage album—was inspired by Torres-Torres’ time in Athens and his appreciation for the Elephant 6 collective, but also features music and performances from Old Smokey, Monsoon, Shade, Muuy Biien and other contemporary local acts. The director, who’s now based in New York, told Creative Loafing that the freewheeling doc is meant to show that the Athens music scene is “just as vibrant and fresh now as it was 15 years ago.”
The documentary, filmed during AthFest 2014, features music and performances by Old Smokey, Ginger Envelope, Circulatory System, Monsoon and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.