Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Liquid Vinyl

Year: 2005
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 84 minutes

Liquid Vinyl

Somewhere in the world, at any given moment, thousands of bodies are moving together to a single melodic beat; at the helm, in each case, is a DJ. The most important figure in the dance-music culture, the DJ has developed from "a guy in a booth" to "the Superstar DJ". Even with rock star status, DJs and the music they transform have retained their sub-culture coolness while fueling an international phenomenon. Commentaries from the world's premier DJs are woven together to tell the history of house music from its humble beginnings in a New York nightclub to the current day festivals that draw thousands of participants. These experts muse-with varying levels of intelligence, wit, and style-on everything from the spirituality of the dance-music experience to the fears of internet downloading. Intermingling sleek shots with grainier club footage, LIQUID VINYL accurately captures the pure joy of the music, the spontaneity of the dance-music scene, and the powerful effect it has on its millions of devotees. - J.B.H.

CIFF31 Screenings

Friday, March 16, 2007 at 9:45 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 4:45 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Director
Taylor Neary

Producer
Taylor Neary, George Reasner

Cinematography
George Reasner

Editing
Chris W. Hill

Principal Cast
Frankie Knuckles, Carl Cox, David Morales, Tony Humphries, Goldie, "Little" Louie Vega,

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