She only performed live once in Germany: On April 12, 1969 in Frankfurt's Jahrhunderthalle. This doc revives the legendary voice of the '60s and the spirit of the Age of Aquarius. Janis Joplin was touring Europe with her freshly formed Kozmic Blues Band, who felt they were still too rough to perfom in the USA. Our gain, for it gives us an up-close-and-personal portrait of the star that will bring "Summertime" to the Filmfest Gasteig courtyard.
Screened as part of the Open Air LOUD & FAMOUS. Free Admission.
With: Janis Joplin
Director of Photography: W.P. Hassenstein
Film Editor: Eva Gschwilm
Production Company: Bavaria Atelier GmbH
Director: Reinhard Hauff
Editor: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker
TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.