King Crimson documentary to open in October

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Tobie Amies' long-awaited King Crimson documentary, In The Court Of The Crimson King, King Crimson At 50, will launch this October. You can watch the trailer below.

The documentary, described by Crimson leader Robert Fripp as "A grown-up film about working players living, dying, laughing, playing..." was four years in the making and will open for one day only in select independent cinemas worldwide on Wednesday October 19, with a specially filmed introduction. 

Following that, the film is scheduled to stream via nugs.net (opens in new tab) on October 22. A BluRay/DVD release and larger box set will follow, which will include previously unseen live performances from the band, outtakes and hours of unreleased additional footage.

The film makers sate: "In keeping with King Crimson’s independent, ethical, and iconoclastic approach to the music and entertainment business they have sidestepped traditional broadcast platforms in order to bring the film direct to their fans without further delay or compromise."

A full list of participating UK cinemas can be found at the Everyman Cinemas website (opens in new tab), while a full list of participating worldwide cinemas will be available from  ITCOTCK (opens in new tab) from October 3.

Get tickets for the nugs.net streaming (opens in new tab).

The filmmakers also state: "Any cinemas wishing to screen the film or fans who would like to organise a screening themselves should contact the film via the website (opens in new tab)."

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.