From the 13th to the 16th of March 2014, a hip music and art venue called the Gaîté Lyrique presents a whole new way to experience music. The event is called « F.A.M.E. » and that stands for Film and Music Experience. This new festival revolves around films and music that will thrill lovers of pop culture and urbanism.
During the festival, a variety of cultures will be explored — from the K-Pop industry to the dirt bike gangs of Balitimore. From gritty to shiny, the whole world will be at your fingertips. See Parisian DJs in action or check out the new revival of the voguing dance movement. All of these subcultures are revealed through never-before-seen film screenings, a night of electro music and pop culture conferences. What’s more, visitors can participate in talks with the directors of the films being screened.
The F.A.M.E. festival kicks off on a Thursday night, with the premiere showing of the documentary ‘Bloody Beans,’ enhanced by performances of Zombie Zombie, the band responsible for the film’s soundtrack. In this way, the event starts off by showing just how close the worlds are cinema and music are.
Then, throughout the duration of the festival, ten musical films will be shown in competition. Films from France and around the world will be competing for a prize to be awarded by a prestigious jury at the end of the festival. In addition, five non-competition films will also be screened. All 15 films will be shown in the presence of their directors, who will also participate in discussion sessions.
Then, on Saturday, March 15th from midnight until 5 in the morning, the Gaîté Lyrique will welcome DJs blowing up the scene with electro beats. Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can see the films, participate in the conferences and dance the night away at the Gâité Lyrique’s F.A.M.E. festival.