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Mirrorball: Documentaries 1

Part of the Unlocking the Archives Strand

  • 18

  • 115 mins


The groundbreaking EIFF Mirrorball strand was launched in 1996. Mirrorball was the first strand of any film festival to identify and celebrate filmmakers who were cutting their teeth in the promo world and who progressed to win much wider critical acclaim - including Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer. Their films for R.E.M., the Beastie Boys, Bjork, Radiohead, Pulp, Massive Attack and many more are still counted among the greatest music videos of all time. Mirrorball went from strength to strength until 2008, growing an international reputation that saw Mirrorball appear at SxSW, Adelaide Film Festival, SONAR and in theatres across Japan and Scandinavia.

We are delighted to screen here six rarely seen Channel 4 documentaries made in 1999 by Nicola Black of Blackwatch and the EIFF/Mirrorball team, and dedicated to the seminal work of the avant-garde filmmakers who were first feted at EIFF.

Contains flashing images.

Material courtesy of Channel 4.

Mirrorball: Michel Gondry by Nicola Black/UK/1999/40 mins

Mirrorball: Mike Mills by Nicola Black/UK/1999/40 mins

Mirrorball: Spike Jonze by Nicola Black/UK/1999/40 mins

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