Strand acquires ‘Modulations’

Techno music doc gets distribber

Iara Lee’s techno music documentary, “Modulations,” has been picked up for theatrical distribution by Strand Releasing. It will also screen at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival in front of 80,000 music fans.

“Modulations” traces the evolution of electronic music by cutting back and forth between avant-garde composers and performers such as Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa and Prodigy.

The film, which screened at the Sundance, Berlin and Gen Art film festivals, will be released by Strand in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on Aug. 28.

On June 25, “Modulations” will unspool at the Roskilde fest before the Kraftwerk show. Other artists featured in the film who will be performing at the festival include Atari Teenage Riot, DJ Carl Cox, DJ Sneak and Green Velvet.

“Modulations” is the second collaboration between Lee, a native of Brazil who studied film at New York U., and producer George Gund, the majority owner of the San Jose Sharks hockey team and chairman of the San Francisco Film Festival.

Their first film, “Synthetic Pleasures,” a sweeping look at all things artificial, played at more than 50 festivals worldwide.

Lee and Gund’s Caipirinha Prods. is based in New York.

Lee is currently in development on her first dramatic feature, an adaptation of the 19th-century Brazilian novel “Dom Casmurro” by Machado de Assis.

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