NICK DRAKE SCREENINGS
Deeper Into Movies presents 2 documentaries on the British folk singer Nick Drake. A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, Nick Drake produced several albums of chilling, somber beauty. With hindsight, these have come to be recognised as peak achievements of both the British folk-rock scene and the entire rock singer/songwriter genre.
Nick Drake - Under Review is a 90 minute documentary film which goes some way to unravelling the mystery of this enigmatic singer-songwriter, who passed away at the age of just 26. With the aid of those who were close to Nick, those around at the time and those who have studied and written about Nick Drake in depth, this program discusses, dissects and appraises Nick s life, music and astonishing, albeit short, career. Includes contributions from; Nick's close friend, Jeremy Mason; the man who discovered Nick and founded Fairport Convention, Ashley Hutchings; Fairport drummer who also drummed on Bryter Later, Dave Mattacks; fellow Withchseason artist and founder of the Incredible String Band, Robin Williamson; folk-blues guitarist and major influence on Nick, John Renbourn; singer/guitarist and contemporary of Nick's, Ralph McTell; the only journalist to have interviewed Nick, Jerry Gilbert; both Nick Drake biographers, Patrick Humphries and Trevor Dann, singer-songwriter and Mercury Music Prize nominee, Kathryn Willliams and many others.
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake, a haunting tribute to Drake and his music, his sister Gabrielle takes us through the Drake family history as director Jeroen Berkven’s camera meditates on the almost mystical landscapes of the English village of Tanworht-in-Arden where Drake was born and lived.
Presented by Deeper Into Movies.
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