Radiohead, Eminem, Elliott Smith Footage To Debut At Film Fest

Documentaries on hip-hop, punk, electronica also to debut at HIQI Film Series.

Radiohead's "Live in Dublin" concert video will have its theatrical U.S. premiere this fall as part of a traveling film festival that will also include documentaries on hip-hop, early punk and electronica.

The HIQI Film Series, which kicks off September 14 in New York, consists entirely of music films, documentaries, shorts and videos.

Along with "Live in Dublin," which was filmed November 2000 for an MTV special, the festival will show Radiohead's video for Amnesiac's "I Might Be Wrong."

The HIQI (pronounced "hickey") festival will also premiere "Word," a New York hip-hop documentary featuring Eminem, Dead Prez, Company Flow and MOP, and "Try This at Home," a documentary on Olympia, Washington's indie-rock scene focusing on Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney and Quasi.

Electronic-music visionaries including Carl Cox, Sven Vath and Orbital will hit the big screen in a documentary on the desert rave scene titled "Synergy: Visions of Vibe."

HIQI will also revive several classic films on the tour, including "The Blank Generation," a 1976 documentary on New York's punk and new wave scenes featuring performances by Talking Heads, Television, Ramones, Blondie and Patti Smith shot at the legendary club CBGB.

The 1978 film "Rockers," considered reggae's "A Hard Day's Night," includes music by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear and Inner Circle.

"Driver 23," a documentary on Dan Cleveland's Minnesota metal cult band Dark Horse, and its sequel, "The Atlas Moth," will both be shown, along with the metal favorite "Heavy Metal Parking Lot."

Festival shorts will include the Dandy Warhols' "The End of the World as We Knew It" (starring Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland), "Monkey Vs. Robot," "Secret Asian Man" and "Rolling Man." New Order's "Crystal" video and Bob Marley's "I Know a Place" clip will also be shown.

Details of the HIQI Film Series have been announced for only about half the cities it will hit. The event's Web site ( will post information in coming weeks about stops in San Diego; Sacramento, California; Olympia; Seattle; Miami; Washington, D.C.; Detroit; and Madison, Wisconsin.

HIQI Film Series dates, according to the festival's spokesperson:

  • 9/14-27 - New York, NY @ Pioneer Theater
  • 9/21-10/4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Showcase
  • 9/21-10/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Cinefest
  • 9/28-10/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Sound Unseen
  • 10/5 -11 - Portland, OR @ Clinton Street Theater
  • 10/5-11 - Austin, TX @ Landmark Dobie
  • 10/19-25 - San Francisco, CA @ Red Vic
  • 10/26-11/1 - Chicago, IL @ Landmark Century