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The Stones and Brian Jones (2023)

IN-EDIT Music Documentary Film Festival

Q&A: Nick Broomfield

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19:15 Doors 19:30 The Stones and Brian Jones (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 The Rolling Stones from Nick Broomfield - the closing film this year, with a Q&A and a 'Rolling Stones Rock-a-oke'.

One of the founding members of The Rolling Stones in 1962, guitarist Brian Jones had to leave the band in 1969 and shortly afterwards drowned in his swimming pool. As a 14-year-old, director Nick Broomfield met Jones by chance on a train. For Brian, the world was still at his feet. 

This film highlights the seven turbulent years in which Brian Jones had been acting completely unhinged and unpredictable for several years. Something Jones surely could not have imagined at the start of his career. With his sex appeal and charisma, he was the undisputed bandleader, even if he was not the lead singer. Alcohol and drugs ended this, and by the mid-1960s, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards formed the band’s creative core. 

Filled with plenty of archive material, the freedom and exuberance of the 60s is explored and Jones’ personal life is told: the problems with his parents, the many children with different women, to his eventful relationship with Anita Pallenberg. With a nice guest role for ex-Stones bassist Bill Wyman.

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.

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