Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

“It’s the record label I know to be the closest one to perfection,” says one of the many people interviewed, and that’s probably right: the history of Bristol-based Sarah Records is the one of a particular and specific way of understanding pop music. Like a secret world for initiated members, Sarah dazzlingly shone between 1987 and 1995: with a hundred very aesthetically minded releases, an absolutely coherent selection, and the curator eyes of its founders Clare Wadd and Matt Haynes, who came from the fantastic world of fanzines. When CDs were taking over the world, Sarah resisted with a series of 7” singles that would help define a sweet sound known as twee pop –a derivation of sweet– whose origins go back to a compilation by the British magazine NME called C86. The indie ideals (indieals?) of the label were drafted by bands like The Orchids, The Field Mice, Heavenly, Talulah Gosh!, The Sea Urchind, and Another Sunny Day, all of which delivered powerful songs charged with admirable fragility. This thorough documentary goes over the label’s history in detail, featuring testimonies from many of the people involved, and depicts a sound that still captures sensitivities with contagious sweetness and joy. A pure –and very necessary– celebration. PC

Section: Música
Friday 17 - 22:20 h
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Sunday 19 - 22 h
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Friday 24 - 23:30 h
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Spanish title: Mi mundo secreto. La historia de Sarah Records
Year: 2014
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 100
Seconds: 0


D, G, E, P: Lucy Dawkins  

F: Tom Readdy  

DA: Lucy Dawkins, Tom Readdy  

S: Ian Catt  

M: Sarah Records  

CP: Yes Please! Productions  


Clare Wadd, Matt Haynes, Amelia Fletcher, Paul Stewart, Everett True


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Lucy Dawkins Reino Unido

Graphic artist, filmmaker and music video director born in the UK. She was one of the founders of Yes Please! Productions, and My Secret World is her first feature as a film director.

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