In The Court Of The Crimson King

Dir: Toby Amies
Cast: Robert Fripp, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk
86mins   2022   UK   15   English   

Sunday 9 April, 19:45: Q&A with director Toby Amies, hosted by Richard Norris

King Crimson is a band that people literally are dying to be in. In the Court of the Crimson King is a dark, comic film for anyone who wonders whether it is worth sacrificing everything for just a single moment of transcendence.

For over 50 years Robert Fripp, also famous for his work with David Bowie and Brian Eno, has overseen a unique creative environment in which freedom and responsibility conspire to place extraordinary demands on the band's members - only alleviated by the applause of an audience whose adoration threatens to make their lives even harder.

It's a rewarding and perilous space in which the extraordinary is possible, nothing is certain, and not everyone survives intact.

'There’s nothing sentimental about this documentary, which looks at people with the clear, unflinching gaze of a portraitist' - Leslie Felperin, Guardian


Sun 9 April