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Omar And Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird (2023)

IN-EDIT Music Documentary Film Festival


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21:00 Doors 21:15 Omar And Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird (2023)

IN-EDIT is back! From 11 to 21 April the sixth edition of the music documentary festival takes place at the Melkweg. Again many great music films will be screened this year, like this documentary about rock musicians Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, from At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta.

“If this ever gets weird, promise me we can just stop, as nothing is more important than loving you.” These were the words of Omar Rodríguez-López to his childhood friend Cedric Bixler-Zavala in January 2000, on the eve of recording a breakthrough album that would change their lives forever. This pact held for a decade, only to be shattered by deception, Scientology, and betrayal, leading to a decade-long effort to mend their friendship. This documentary explores their journey from immigrant outsiders to rock icons with The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In, through Omar’s lens over 40 years, capturing their artistic endeavors and the personal struggles that intertwined with their careers. It’s a narrative of friendship, creativity, and the tumultuous path to forgiveness and redemption, addressing themes of success, addiction, and grief.

Melkweg often hosts different types of programmes at the same time, such as concerts, club nights and films. Please note that there may occasionally be some noise pollution from other programmes during the screening.