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What You Could Not Visualise
July 15 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Feature Documentary/2022/Canada/93min/Directed by Marco Porsia
Emerging from post-punk, Rema Rema is the definition of a cult band. They released one record on 4AD (home of the Cocteau Twins and, in the UK, the Birthday Party) before their guitarist left to join Adam and The Ants, and the band moved on – with ex-members forming The Wolfgang Press, Renegade Soundwave, and joining Psychic TV.
But the influence of Rema Rema’s one release would echo through the years.
Telling the story of Rema Rema, framed against the outburst of anything-is-possible creativity of the era, this film paints a portrait of the unknown yet influential band against a background that includes the likes of Joy Division, The Cure, Cabaret Voltaire and many others.
Essential viewing for anyone interested in music, with appearances from Ivo Watts-Russell (4AD), Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black), Bruce Pavitt (SubPop), Jim Thirlwell (Foetus), Gudrun Gut and Bettina Köster (Malaria!) and Rema Rema, the film tells the story not just of one band or one record but an entire era.