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GIMME SHELTER FILM FESTIVAL

24, 31 ΟCTOBER & 07 ΝΟVΕΜΒER 2022 

'Cause dreams are what we are

Autumn 2002. 

Νicholas Triantafyllides brings Gagarin into our lives and with it Gimme Shelter Film Festival.

Autumn 2022. 

GSFF, more timely than ever, proudly presents three iconic artists who defined music genres and left their distinctive mark:

Ronnie James Dio. Frank Zappa. Chuck Schuldiner.

Plus, a Special Preview of the documentary on the greek band Nightfall, prior to the World Premier scheduled for GSFF 2023.  

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MONDAY 24 OCTOBER  

GSFF Special Opening Night 

DIO: Dreamers Never Die (135')

(USA 2022)

Directors: Don Argott, Demian Fenton

Venue: Gagarin 205

Live act: Rock n Roll Children

Special Guests: Wendy Dio; Don Argott; Demian Fenton; Geoff Tate; Jeff Scott Soto

Doors: 8μμ

Show: 9μμ 

The first-ever, career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio comes to GSFF!  

“DIO: Dreamers Never Die” delves deep into the singer’s incredible rise from a ‘50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in Elf and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and finally cementing his rock star status with his own band, DIO.

The film incorporates never-before-seen footage and personal photos, as well as offering intimate scenes with his closest peers, family, and friends,  as they bring viewers inside the life of one of rock and roll’s true heroes and one of the most beloved figures in rock.  

In addition to the feature-length film, this special event will also include a hand-picked selection of outtakes from the cutting room floor, creating an experience that is exclusive only to fans in attendance.  

 

Before the screening, acclaimed RJ Dio tribute act, Rock n Roll Children, kick off proceedings with a full greatest hits set.

Presale: 𝟭𝟮𝟯𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧𝗦.𝗴𝗿

Ticket price: €15 

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MONDAY 31 ΟCTOBER  

Greek Premiere 

ZΑPPA (129')

(USA, 2020)

Director: Alex Winter

Venue: Gagarin 205

Live act: Irene Ketikidi

Special Guest: Alex Winter

Doors: 8μμ

Show: 9μμ 

THE FIRST ALL-ACCESS DOCUMENTARY ON THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANK ZAPPA

 

There has yet to be a film about the life and times of the brilliant and genuinely maverick musician Frank Zappa. Director Alex Winter and his team have crafted a documentary from over a thousand hours of mostly unseen material from Zappa’s personal vault. ZAPPA is an expansive and intimate portrait of an extraordinary artist who was also fully engaged with the turbulent politics of his day.

Frank Zappa was not only a creative genius, but also a great and eloquent thinker  who articulated the madness of his times with extraordinary clarity and wit. A legitimate maverick who lived and worked amongst other extraordinary people in historic times.

ZAPPA is not a retro trip into the past or a conventional biopic, but the dramatic saga of a great American artist and thinker; a film that sets out to convey the scope of Zappa’s prodigious and varied creative output, and the breadth of his extraordinary personal and political life.

Presale: 𝟭𝟮𝟯𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧𝗦.𝗴𝗿

Ticket price: €15

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MONDAY 07 NOVEMBER  

Greek Premiere 

Death by Metal (107')

(Canada, 2016)

Σκηνοθεσία: Felipe Belalcazar

+ Special Preview:

Nightfall. A work in progress

Venue: Gagarin 205

Live act: Blasteroid

Special Guests: Efthimis Karadimas; Antoine de Montremy; Akis Kapranos; Felipe Belalcazar; Gus G

Doors: 8μμ

Show: 9μμ 

Here comes DEATH's probing and pulsing rock doc, DEATH BY METAL, pulling back the palm fronds of DEATH's origins in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and latching a narrative hook into the headstrong Chuck Schuldiner juggernaut for fifteen gratifying if sometimes frustrating years.

DEATH were supposed to absorb entire planets. Then suddenly, Chuck is just gone, and the lights go out. The formula for movies about bands dictates that victory is seized from the jaws of mortality in the final act. But this documentary itself joins reissues, partial reunion tours, and an international reawakening as part of a decade-long ascent for DEATH to its proper place of high dominion. 

Before the screening comes a special exclusive preview of the documentary on greek band Nightfall and a Q&A with the director Antoine de Montremy and the band's frontman, Efthimis Karadimas.  The film is currently in production and will make its World Premiere at GSFF IN 2023.

 

Presale: 𝟭𝟮𝟯𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧𝗦.𝗴𝗿

Ticket price: €15 

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