In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50 (15)

In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50 (15)

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Wed 3 May, 7:30pm

King Crimson is a band that people literally are dying to be in. In the Court of the Crimson King is a dark, comic film for anyone who wonders whether it is worth sacrificing everything for just a single moment of transcendence.

For over 50 years Robert Fripp, also famous for his work with Bowie and Eno, has overseen a unique creative environment in which freedom and responsibility conspire to place extraordinary demands on the band’s members – only alleviated by the applause of an audience whose adoration threatens to make their lives even harder. It’s a rewarding and perilous space in which the extraordinary is possible, nothing is certain, and not everyone survives intact…

“A rollicking workplace comedy” Guardian ★★★★

“As good as rock documentaries get” Variety

“Toby Amies’s fascinating documentary gets right inside the exacting world of Robert Fripp and co as they approach their 50th anniversary” Observer ★★★★

“This elegant, intimate, funny and surprisingly moving film covers every aspect of the group — from its thorny interpersonal history to the almost religious loyalty it inspires in fans — and lays out exactly what makes Crimson such a singular and enduring musical force.” Rolling Stone

Directed by Toby Amies
1hr 25 mins // UK 2022

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