The King Crimson documentary ‘In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50’ launches on demand worldwide today 1st December after successful theatrical releases in the UK, US and festivals worldwide. The film will be available via Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vimeo on Demand.
The UK links are as follows, but the movie should now be available everywhere with the exception of Holland and Belgium, where it is still running in cinemas:
The “extremely funny and achingly melancholy” (The Observer) film is both Variety and the New York Times Critic’s Pick for 2023 and is an unconventional and moving exploration of the fascinating ideas and complicated relationships that have kept King Crimson going for over 50 years. Director Toby Amies follows the current group on a world tour and seeks out numerous former members of the King Crimson fraternity who provide hilarious, moving, and sometimes bitter insight into what it’s like to play in what is described as the world’s most demanding rock band with Robert Fripp, once described by Bill Bruford as “a cross between Joseph Stalin, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Marquis De Sade”.
“By turns comical and melancholy, it may be the most revealing film about working life in a band since Spinal Tap.” - The Telegraph
“One doesn't even need to like their music all that much to find this film utterly enthralling. Somehow it ends up being about a lot more than just King Crimson.” The Guardian
What began as a documentary about King Crimson, mutated and evolved into something very different than a standard rock documentary - an exploration of music, time, cults, mortality, and the transcendent power of art to change lives. But with jokes.
UK Film Rating 15
Distributed by Monoduo Films