[ Pre- and post audience discussions by the makers and participants ]
Art's Not Dead is a unique documentary-style music film that captures the "retirement" of a young Cape Town musician from his various bands and the music scene. In October 2010 drummer Artur Pereira announces that he is quitting music altogether, leaving his four bands in the process. As the bands prepare for a final farewell show, friends and band colleagues reflect on how he has impacted their lives and their music. The film offers a genuine insight into the relationships not only between band members, but between bands and their intertwined histories, and how one musician's actions reflect the greater sentiment of much of Cape Town's talented underground music community. The film also features live performances by Cape Town bands Coal, Andy Lund and the Mission Men, V.O.L., Three More White Guys and more...
Featuring: Artur Pereira / Anton Marshall (Three Bored White Guys, Three More White Guys) / Andy Lund (Mission Men, Roswell Kings) / Sean Ou Tim - (Mr Sakitumi, The Makabra Ensemble, Max Normal, Closet Snare, Battery 9) / George Bacon (Hog Hoggidy Hog) / Sean Wienand (Headline Artists, Mercury Live) / Helen Westcott (Coal, I, Villain) / Kevin Rule (VOL, With Dawn) / Steve Smith (Three More White Guys, The Sunday Family) / Adam Hill (The Sleepers) / Nicolai Roos (The Sleepers) / Steven Gary Jacobsen (The Sleepers)
Also performance appearances from George vd Spuy (Taxi Violence), Joshua Grierson, and others.