Today DGM Ltd is delighted to announce the public launch of the highly anticipated documentary ‘In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson at 50,’ directed by Toby Amies (The Man Whose Mind Exploded).
King Crimson have always pioneered their own uncompromisingly independent route, and this documentary, 4 years in the making, has followed the same path. In a carefully choreographed global event, the movie will be available for One Day Only in select independent cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 19th October, with a specially filmed introduction.
This will be followed on Saturday 22nd October by a special streamed screening in London, with live introduction by Robert Fripp and Q&A with the director and band members. The whole event and movie to be available live worldwide on the nugs.net platform and available through Video On Demand for a 24 hour period thereafter to allow for fans in different time zones around the world. A BluRay/DVD release and larger box set will follow, with never before seen live performances of the band, outrageous outtakes and hours of unreleased additional footage.
The film explores the “acute suffering” and transcendent glory experienced by current and former members of King Crimson, allowing the audience an intimate and sometimes uncomfortable insight into the musicians’ experience as they confront life and death head on in the world’s most demanding rock band. ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’ is not only a film about a group that has been creatively active for 50 years it’s also a film about music, why it matters, and the painful sacrifices artists have to make in order to create work that changes people’s lives, but with jokes.
In keeping with King Crimson’s independent, ethical, and iconoclastic approach to the music and entertainment business they have sidestepped traditional broadcast platforms in order to bring the film direct to their fans without further delay or compromise.
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"A grown-up film about working players living, dying, laughing, playing...” Robert Fripp.
The movie has played in festivals worldwide to universally positive reviews:
“…really about as good as rock documentaries get" VARIETY
“fascinating and deeply funny” THE QUIETUS
“One of the finest rock documentaries I have ever seen” NATIONAL REVIEW
“One of the complaints people have about King Crimson’s music is that it’s cerebral, rather than emotional, in nature. Despite that argument, In the Court of the Crimson King exposes the music’s heart” THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
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WORLDWIDE CINEMAS – 19 OCTOBER
Tickets for the theatrical screenings will go on sale by Wednesday the 28th of September:
Worldwide screenings: www.itcotck.com/screenings
WORLDWIDE STREAMED/DIGITAL EVENT – 22 OCTOBER
To pre-order screening the worldwide live event screening on 22nd October, visit nugs.net: here to access the exclusive digital event for a 24 hour limited time window.