In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50
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 Bowie and 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.
2022, 86 Minutes, Directed by Toby Amies
"It's about the burden of dreams and the misery of making art. It's very accessible, very moving, and very funny”- MARK KERMODE
“By turns comical and melancholy, it may be the most revealing film about working life in a band since Spinal Tap.”- THE TELEGRAPH
“A compelling insight into the tetchy men of prog rock. Their dedication to music is a joy, the persistence of Toby Amies ranks alongside Nick Broomfield. Even if you go in knowing next to nothing about King Crimson, you will leave feeling like lifelong enthusiasts."- Siobhan Synnot, RADIO TIMES
“Interviews with grizzled roadies, effusive fans and a nun(!) add to an immersive, lively experience”- TOTAL FILM