Autumn means movies to me. The weather gets crisp enough to make meeting up for a flick appealing again, after a long summer outdoors in the sunshine. An autumn and winter of movies kicks off for me each year in Barcelona with what is probably my favorite film festival: In-Edit.
This In-Edit Film Festival combines three components that make it a winner: documentaries on musicians, great tunes, and presentations by the directors. After nearly all of the films the directors stand up and the audience can ask questions. Last year I saw a film on Toots and the Maytals and another on George Harrison. It’s behind the music. It’s fun. It’s fascinating. I’ve never been to a bad documentary at In-Edit, and I’ve been going for years. I’m sure there are some duds, but I’ve not seen them.
This year I’m already excited to watch “Lightnin’ Hopkins – A Well Spent Life,” and “Triana Pura y Pura” about gypsies from the South of Spain and their music. You can see the full program here.
Single tickets for the movies are €6.50.
Tip: Get your tickets online if you think the film is going to be popular, as shows often sell out. Also, lines are long. Weekends are going to sell out faster than weeknights.
In-Edit is now in its 11th year in Barcelona, and will kick off October 24, 2013 and go until November 3. Most of the theaters are near each other, and a fairly good selection of bars and restaurants can be found nearby in El Raval or on Carrer d’Enric Granados, a couple blocks up from the cinemas in the Eixample.