24th Athens International Film Festival

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me

28/9/2016, 20:00, Danaos 2

A blues and rock musician or maybe a voodoo witch? Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, pioneer artist of the 20th century, shares on camera his life story and casts his spells, in a documentary which unlocks his most personal moments. Jim Jarmusch, Eric Burdon and Diamanda Galas, among others, unveil the path of an artist operating on a tightrope.

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Cast and crew in attendance

Director: Nikos Triandafyllidis
Screenwriter: Nikos Triandafyllidis
DoP: Christos Karamanis
Editor: Yiannis Sakaridis 
Featuring: Diamanda Galas, Monique Hawkins, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Jim Jarmusch, Eric Burdon, Arthur Brown

Greece | 2001 | Color | Digital Screening | 102' | English


      Nikos Triandafyllidis - Sentimental Education

      Nikos Triandafyllidis - Sentimental Education

      Momus: Amongst Women Only

      Momus: Amongst Women Only

      Screens before feature "Tuxedomoon: No Tears". Free entrance

      Dogs Licking My Heart

      Dogs Licking My Heart

      Screens before feature "The Overcoat". Free entrance

      Radio Moscow

      Radio Moscow

      “Surreal allegory, black comedy, film noir in the guise of a kitsch musical, an intellectual version of “Showgirls” or anarchist cinema along the lines of Makavejev?”. These were the thoughts of film critic Babis Achtsoglou upon seeing the first feature-length film by Nikos Triandafyllidis about a cabaret club whose eclectic clientele includes charming scoundrels, alluring dancers and Harry Klynn in a role that runs counter to everything he's done before in his career.

      The Overcoat

      The Overcoat

      An elderly storekeeper decides to treat himself to a new overcoat and a tailor goes back to work to make his friend's dream come true. Based on Nikolai Gogol's short story of the same name, this moving film is the rare artistic meeting, as well as the swan song, for two great actors: Dinos Iliopoulos and Vassilis Diamantopoulos. Free entrance

      Tuxedomoon: No Tears

      Tuxedomoon: No Tears

      Tuxedomoon, the dark offsprings of the San Francisco electronic scene, reunited in 1997 in Greece. Nikos Triandafyllidis managed to capture the band's unworldly melodies and post-punk aesthetic in an invaluable document of their historic concert at the Lycabettus theatre. No tears for the creatures of the night! Free entrance