Azkena Rock Festival 2019

21/22 JUNE 2019

VITORIA-GASTEIZ

ROCKNROLLERS, THE AZKENA FILM

Documentary directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa featuring rock bands, legendary artists, fans and workers showing their art and reflecting on the most influential music genre of the 20th Century.

Production: Frágil Zinema for Last Tour
Production Basque Country: Eduardo Bajo Ulloa, Itziar Pérez Asurmendi
Production USA: Eneko Gurrutxaga
Direction and Screenplay: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Production date: 2016

Synopsis:
The annual Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz serves as a backdrop for a meditation on the passion for Rock and Roll, its nature and extraordinary social impact. Dozens of bands, legendary artists, fans and workers showing their art and reflecting on the most influential music genre of the 20th Century.

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“The film is really fun, and brilliantly intersperses live performances by some of the big names to have played at the ARF (Kiss, The Cult, Wilco, Band Of Horses, Cheap Trick, Chris Isaac, etc.) with concert audio.”

Filmin, Sara Pérez

“About “Rocknrollers”, Bajo Ulloa has said the documentary reflects his passion for Rock through the voices of its stars, technicians and audiences, and that he intends to make more documentaries in future.”

El Periódico.

“RockNRollers pays homage to the history of Azkena Rock, a Basque festival host to rock legends such as Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Kiss, Sex Pistols, Pearl Jam or Slash, from Guns´N´Roses. Includes interviews with Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Rob Zombie, Genne Simmons (Kiss) and Juliette Lewis. However, it doesn’t just focus on the musicians but gives their audience a voice also; some people even got married after meeting at the festival. It also shows how Azkena Rock has become a place of pilgrimage for rockers throughout Spain and part of Europe.”

Filmaffinity, Benjamín Reyes.

“The documentary flies to Austin, Los Angeles and New York seeking testimony from some of the musicians to have played at the festival. A perspective that serves to create a pause, before dramatically returning to Gasteiz confident the group you love so much will appear at any moment. The final after-taste, in any event, is that rock is bigger than all of us and that the film is so dam well conceived that you cannot, you do not, think of anything else until the final fade-out.”

Mondosonoro, Unai Alonso