While fans can now watch the new King Crimson documentary on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and Vimeo On Demand; the momentous look into the heart of one of the world’s most treasured musical acts is still available to see in select theaters around the world.
We spoke with the filmmaker Toby Amies and long tenured bassist (and all around legend) Tony Levin to discuss the revelations and feelings brought through the band’s 50th anniversary and the film’s release. Make sure you catch In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50 if you haven’t already.
Synopsis : King Crimson is a band that people literally are dying to be in. In the Court of the Crimson King is a dark, comic film for anyone who wonders whether it is worth sacrificing everything for just a single moment of transcendence.
For over 50 years Robert Fripp, also famous for his work with David Bowie and Brian Eno, has overseen a unique creative environment in which freedom and responsibility conspire to place extraordinary demands on the band’s members — only alleviated by the applause of an audience whose adoration threatens to make their lives even harder. It’s a rewarding and perilous space in which the extraordinary is possible, nothing is certain, and not everyone survives intact.
Genre: Documentary, Music
Original Language: English
Director: Toby Amies
Producer: Toby Amies, Nick Freand Jones
Release Date (Theaters): Nov 3, 2023
Limited Release Date (Streaming): Dec 1, 2023
Runtime: 1h 26m
Distributor: Monoduo Films
Production Co: DGM Live, Succulent Pictures
Here’s the trailer of the film.