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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
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Blue Wild Angel
October is always a fabulous month for film fans, not least because it sees the start of Barcelona’s music documentary film festival, In-Edit. Here Natasha Young picks the ones to watch and where to go on after.
Best for oddballs: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
This decidedly bizarre film follows Psychic TV’s lead singer Genesis P-Orrdige and his wife Lady Jaye as they go under the surgeon’s knife to become one being. Not your average love story: more like Frankenstein with knobs on. Post-film gender-bending fun at El Cangrejo (Montserrat 9).
Best for beautiful losers: Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah
No matter if you’ve never heard of him, the story of this Texan troubadour and country protest singer will stay with you long after the credits role. Post-film hoedown at Country Music Saloon (Valencia 166).
Best for skinflints: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Martin Scorsese doesn’t do short and at 208 minutes this George Harrison epic gives you your money’s worth. Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton examine the most mystic Beatle and his passage from childhood to stardom. Post-film cheap drinks at Polaroid (Còdols 29).
Best for holy rock and rollers: Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
Follow the highs and lows of these God-fearing sons of preachers in a warts-and-all documentary that takes in groupies and prayer meetings. Post-film ‘Sex on Fire’ chanting at Razzmatazz (Pamplona 88).
Best for metal heads: Last Days Here
A poignant look at the life of doom metal merchant Bobby Liebling as he attempts to overcome years of addiction, loneliness and broken dreams to reform his band Pentagram. Post-film moshing at Tequila (Escudellers 28).
Best for night owls: Maratón London’s Backstage: From London to Isle of Wight
Forget about the ghoulish gubbins of Halloween and spend the night at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival. With Murray Lerner’s extraordinary footage of Jimi Hendrix in Blue Wild Angel, Canada’s best-loved lothario, Leonard Cohen, and the wild shenanigans of The Who, there’s plenty here to keep you from snoozing. Post-film croissants and coffee at La Valenciana (Aribau 16 bis).
October 27th to November 6th. Ticket info, times and full programme at: www.in-edit.beefeater.es