GSFF UNCUT

IS COMING! 

GSFF is not your typical film festival.

It is an ongoing creative process

whose outcome this year is what we call

Gimme Shelter Film Festival Uncut:  

an advanced version of GSFF which brings you

the full 2020 and 2021 lineups combined,

in a special 8-day event. 

GIMME SHELTER FILM FESTIVAL 

24 - 31 May 2021 

Gagarin 205 Live Music Space​

More dates! More stars! More films!

More bands! More guests! More music!

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THE 2021 SCHEDULE

MONDAY 24 ΜΑΪΟΥ

21:00   Live on stage:

               Remember Lizzy

            

21:40   Q&A

Darren Wharton. Μember of Thin Lizzy

Emer Reynolds.  Director 

Sakis Fragos. Chief Editor, RockHard

| Radio Host

 

22:00  

Phil Lynott:

Songs For While I’m away (113’)

Greek Premiere

UK, 2019 | 113’

Director: Emer Reynolds

Our opening film tells the story of a mixed-race boy, born in England and raised in 50's working class Dublin, to become Ireland's biggest rock star.

An intimate look at Philip as a father, husband, friend,

son, rock icon, a poet and a dreamer, through his own narrative, exclusive interviews with his family and

Thin Lizzy companions, James Hetfield (Metallica), Adam Clayton (U2), Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis & The News), Suzi Quattro and many more, as well as never before seen archival footage and his iconic songs.

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TUESDAY 25 MAY

21:00   Live on stage:

               The Bad Pennies

            

21:40   Panel Discussion

Κostas Livadas.

Singer / Songwriter 

Giorgos Fertakis. Owner Usedrecords.gr

Elias Aslanoglou. Owner Rockarolla Records

 

22:00  

Ghost  Blues.

The Story of Rory Gallagher (81’)

Greek Premiere 

UK, 2010 | 81’
Director: Ian Thuillier

Ghost Blues is the feature document of a musician with a significant impact on both musicians and music fans around the world, despite his untimely death at the age of 47. The documentary features rare tracks from his formative years with his first band, Taste, through Rory’s solo career as he single-handedly spearheaded the Irish rock movement, and in the process, blazed a trail for other Irish rock bands including Thin Lizzy, U2, etc. With brand new interviews from those who knew him best; Donal Gallagher (his brother and manager) and his band members, Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) to those who he inspired to become music greats themselves -  The Edge, Johnny Marr, Slash etc, this documentary adds to Rory’s enduring legend.

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THURSDAY 27 MAY

21:00   Live on stage:

               Lazy Man's Load

             

21:40   Panel Discussion

Our special guests will be announced

very soon.

 

22:00  

Slipknot: Day of the Gusano (90’)

Greek Premiere 

USA, 2017 | 90’
Director: Shawn Crahan 

The pandemic denied us of the Slipknot live experience last summer, but we keep our hopes up for 2021. On 27 May however, Slipknot, in all their stage grandeur will be at Gagarin! 

Follow them to Mexico, on a historic day for the band,

a unique live performance, learn why

December 8, 2015 has taken its place in Slipknot history as Day Of The Gusano (Day of the Maggot),

and find out why this show in Mexico City

had to be immortalised in this documentary. 

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FRIDAY 28 MAY

21:00   Live on stage:

               t.b.a. 

 

21:40   Panel Discussion

Our special guests will be announced

very soon.

22:00  

Mystify. Michael Hutchence (102’)

Athens Premiere

Australia, 2019 | 102’
Director: Richard Lowenstein

A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, a true rock star, a complex and shy man who spent the bulk of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends. Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom and down into the depths after a freak accident in Copenhagen removed his sense of taste and smell and seriously affected his ability to deal with his unravelling personal and professional life.

A feature-length theatrical documentary written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, director of the majority of both INXS and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead, Mystify premiered at TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2019, and this is the first time it will be presented in Athens .

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SATURDAY 29 MAY

21:00   Live on stage:

               Whereswilder

21:40   Q&A

Christos Daniilidis. Director

Serafim Giannakopoulos.

Member of Planet of Zeus 

Dimitris Panagiotarakos. DJ | Musician

Eva Kolomvou. Bookings, Production,        

Art Direction An Club | Musician

 

22:00  

The Denial of Death (95’)

World Premiere

Greece, 2020 | 95’
Directors: 
Christos Daniilidis 

Michalis Malandrakis 

Gimme Shelter's annual look into the Greek documentary production, is a social and historical analysis of the domestic english-speaking rock scene, from the 90’s all the way to  2020. On May 29,

we will be the first on the planet to witness pioneers and leaders of the scene, like Nightstalker, Planet of Zeus, 1000Mods and many more, describe the birth

and evolution of a scene in the midst of unexpected and unprecedented historical developments. 

A scene that lives in the Era of the Denial of Death. 

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SUNDAY 30 MAY

21:00   Live on stage:

               The Noise Figures

21:40   Panel Discussion

Poly Lykourgou. Film Critic  | Flix.gr 

Christos Sarris. Head of Creative,         Onassis Stegi  

Peter Dritsakos. Journalist 

22:00  

Α Dog Called Money (94’)

Athens Premiere 

UK, 2019 | 94’
Director: Seamus Murphy

uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record, as imaginative as the creative process it documents.

Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied award-winning photographer, director and writer Seamus Murphy, on some of his worldwide reporting trips  in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images. Back home, the words become poems, songs, then an album, which is recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music, and,

ultimately, cinema.

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MONDAY 31 MAY

21:00   Live on stage:

               t.b.a.   

21:40   Panel Discussion

Our special guests will be announced

very soon.

22:00   

Don't Go Gentle. 

A Film About IDLES

Greek Premiere

UK, 2020 | 75’
Director: Mark Archer

Only a few days before their scheduled show in Athens, ΙDLES are coming to Gagarin!

GSFF Uncut is closing with a film that was completed during quarantine in May 2020! A story about finding strength in vulnerability that journeys through IDLES determination, friendship and adversity as they fight for a place in a divided socio-political environment, unexpectedly inspiring and unifying an international community along the way.

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