In the Court of the Crimson King (2022) – Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

In the Court of the Crimson King is really about as good as rock documentaries get, in capturing the essence of a group of musicians and how they relate to each other, the world and a muse whose demands result in literal and figurative calluses. That doesn’t mean that King Crimson is the kind of Everyman group whose struggles will be relatable even to garage bands, the way the Beatles’ battles were in Get Back. There’s nothing remotely prototypical about this one-of-a-kind crew – although there may be some universality that other bands can relate to in how King Crimson has somehow survived for 53 years as a not-always-benign dictatorship.

Chris Willman, Variety

The legendary prog act’s current seven-to-eight piece incarnation had been kicking around since 2013, writing new music here and there and touring a whole lot. The Crimson faithful tend to know the band forwards and backwards, but the larger world sure doesn’t. Hence the utility of the long-rumored In the Court of the Crimson King, a moving, accessible, and very funny look at one of the most precise bands in the history of rock music and their cantankerous leader.

Joe Gross, The Austin Chronicle

Theme: Of Arts and Artists
Country: United States
Director: Toby Amies
Screenplay: Toby Amies
Production: Toby Amies, Robert Fripp, Nick Freand Jones
Duration: 86 min
Age limit: K12

Language: English
Subtitles: N/A
Distribution: Monoduo Films
Cinematography: Toby Amies
Editing: Joseph Rodriguez Marsh
Music: Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Pete Sinfield
Production design: Succulent Pictures