In the Court of the Crimson King15

Directed by Toby Amies | UK | 2022 | 1h 26m

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?

Reviews

‘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

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We showed In the Court of the Crimson King between September 2, 2023 and September 7, 2023.

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