In the Court of the Crimson King15
For over 50 years King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, also known for his work with David Bowie and Brian Eno, has overseen a unique creative environment in which freedom and perfectionism conspire to place extraordinary demands on band members. In this intimate and humorous documentary, Toby Amies delves into the heart of the matter, speaking to current and former band members who have devoted their lives to the relentless quest for perfection and asks the question: is it worth it?
‘Rarely does a music documentary so vividly evoke both the artistic approach and the tricky personality of its subject.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
‘Toby Amies’s documentary on the prog-rock group King Crimson is not so much a history of the band as a study of what it’s like to be a member.’
Edward Porter, The Sunday Times
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 21st February)
Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!