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Cutting-Edge Lineup Of Films And Music Announced For 2016 CIMMfest

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 10, 2016 5:52PM


The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is a four day festival celebrating cutting edge film and live music. This year the festival is taking place from April 13 to 17 at venues all across Chicago. They just announced their first wave of music and movies that will be featured at the 8th edition of the festival this year, and they've brought in some really outstanding stuff.

On the music end, the lineups cross decades and include such diverse groups as the challenging Deer Tick, the venerable Taj Mahal Trio, got legend Peter Murphy, and hip-hop visionary Afrika Bambaataa.

Less of the film docket has been announced, but there are a few notable inclusions already. We're most excited about the Chicago airing of Cracked Actor, the long commercially unreleased 1975 documentary about David Bowie, capturing the icon in a unique state, both physically and mentally. We're also excited about the Chicago premiere of Who Is Lydia Loveless?, a documentary following the Bloodshot music artist.

Passes to the festival are now on sale.

The music lineup thus far includes:

Deer Tick
Taj Mahal Trio
Peter Murphy
Afrika Bambaataa
Local H
J Dilla Tribute: featuring Slum Village & Black Milk
Tim Hecker
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
The London Souls
Gingger Shankar
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Bjorn Thorodssen
Christof Kurzmann (Tim Daisy Duo)
Brian Case of Disappears
Ryley Walker
Made To Break with Ken Vandermark
Eszter Balint
Chicago Afro Beat Project
The Claudettes
Sound of Silent Film
California Wives
Friday Pilots Club
Start Marking Sense
Zander Michigan
OAurora L'Orealis
Choir Vandals
The Boxers
Oketo, Armitage
The Pact

The films announced so far include:

The Smart Studios Story (Official Film of Record Store Day 2016)
Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove,
Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho
Who is Lydia Loveless?
Cracked Actor
Desire Will Set You Free
Brothers Hypnotic
Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream