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Award winning documentary Grandma Lo – Fi will premier at Icelandic cinema Bíó Paradís tonight. The documentary is a portrait of extraordinary musician, late Sigríður Níelsdóttir, a German/ Dane / Icelander who started making her own music in her seventies. During seven years she recorded 59 CDs with more than 600 songs in total. She used sound from various things in her music, from toys, objects and even her cat´s purring sound. Her music has inspired several Icelandic musicians like múm, Mugison and Sin Fang who are some of her biggest fans.
The film was shot over period of seven years in is the first documentary by the directors Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir. It´s no wonder the documentary has had well deserved film festival and media attention. Sigríður was not only highly talented musician but also a charming lady and good inspiration for musicians and other people alike.
Grandma Lo – Fi is currently touring between 40 cities in Mexico as part of the Ambulante film festival. It also screened at SXSW film festival recently and last but not least at CPH:DOX last year where it received the Sound&Vision awards for best documentary. The doc was up against some big names in the industry of film and music, namely Martin Scorsese (Living the Material World: George Harrison), Cameron Crow (Pearl Jam: Twenty), Vincent Morriset (Inni, doc about Sigur Ros), and Mike Fleiss and Mike Pitscitelli (God bless Ozzy Osbourne), to name a few.
Grandma Lo – Fi will premier at Bíó Paradís @ 22:00 tonight. It has scheduled screenings at the cinema until 5th of April at least, but Bíó Paradís only announced screening hours for films one week in advance. Following is the trailer for the film. The photo with this post is from Ambulante Film Festival´s website.