Kvarner newsletter / no 50

6th DORF Rijeka – Documentary Rock Film Festival
Discover the secret history of rock

The sixth Documentary Rock Film Festival, DORF 2012, which takes place in Rijeka from 15 to 18 March, will include the largest number of film screenings so far on this festival, and a rich accompanying programme, offering visitors a great chance to learn some secrets from the history of rock that have never been told before, and discover many interesting new things about their rock idols.

If you are a fan of rock music and would like to know more about your rock idols, we suggest visiting Rijeka in mid-March. From 15 until 18 March, the town will host the DORF Documentary Rock Film Festival. The DORF was originally created in the town of Vinkovci, where it will take place at the beginning of March. Thanks to the excellent cooperation between these two Croatian towns, the festival will also be available in Rijeka in mid-March.
The festival will include screenings of 41 films in three categories: regional, international, and the secret history of rock. This will be the largest edition of the festival so far, with a rich accompanying programme including screenings of musical documentaries, concerts, exhibitions, book presentations, round table discussions, documentary film workshops, and second-hand records fair.
Films will be screened in the Art Cinema Croatia, in the Molekula Association, and in Rijeka's famous Palach Club.
The international films category will include 14 films. Let us just mention some of them. The film "Another Green World" is dedicated to Brian Eno, and its author Nicole Roberts will be a guest of the festival. Fans of electronic music will probably be interested in the film about Paul Kalkbrenner's tour "Live Documentary 2010", and those who prefer Iceland's indie pop scene will surely enjoy the film "Backyard" by Arni Svensson.
The regional category includes 10 films. Particularly worth emphasising are "Viljuška puna ljubavi" about young Serbian rock bands Repetitor, Stuttgart Online, Goribor (who will play at the festival) and others, and "Prašina svakodnevnog života" by Danilo Lola Ilić from Pula, dedicated to the local Istrian rock scene and its daily problems.

Fans of Frank Zappa will enjoy the film "Frank Zappa: Phase II – The Big Note" by the famous Dutch author Frank Scheffer, which will portray this brilliant American composer, musician and film director.
The highlight of the Secret History of Rock programme will definitely be the film "Sound of Noise", a masterwork by the Swedish authors Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. The film, already considered one of the best contemporary films, tells the story of an anarchistic group of drummers and musicians who decide to make a concert where the entire city is an instrument. This film will close the festival.