King Crimson Documentary “In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson at 50” to Receive a Global Release

DGM Ltd and King Crimson have announced the public launch of the highly anticipated documentary ‘In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson at 50,’ directed by Toby Amies (The Man Whose Mind Exploded). King Crimson has always pioneered its own uncompromisingly independent route, and this documentary, 4 years in the making, has followed the same path. In a carefully choreographed global event, the movie will be available for One Day Only in select independent cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 19th October, with a specially filmed introduction. Watch the trailer here:


This will be followed on Saturday 22nd October by a special streamed screening in London, with live introduction by Robert Fripp and Q&A with the director and band members. The whole event and movie to be available live worldwide on the platform and available through Video On Demand for a 24 hour period thereafter to allow for fans in different time zones around the world. A BluRay/DVD release and larger box set will follow, with never before seen live performances of the band, outrageous outtakes and hours of unreleased additional footage.


The film explores the “acute suffering” and transcendent glory experienced by current and former members of King Crimson, allowing the audience an intimate and sometimes uncomfortable insight into the musicians’ experience as they confront life and death head on in the world’s most demanding rock band. ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’ is not only a film about a group that has been creatively active for 50 years it’s also a film about music, why it matters, and the painful sacrifices artists have to make in order to create work that changes people’s lives, but with jokes.


In keeping with King Crimson’s independent, ethical, and iconoclastic approach to the music and entertainment business they have sidestepped traditional broadcast platforms in order to bring the film direct to their fans without further delay or compromise.


“A grown-up film about working players living, dying, laughing, playing…” Robert Fripp.




Tickets for the theatrical screenings will go on sale by Wednesday the 28th of September:


UK Screenings:


Worldwide screenings:

(Full list of screenings on October 3rd)




To pre-order screening the worldwide live event screening on 22nd October, visit here to access the exclusive digital event for a 24 hour limited time window.






NOTE: Any cinemas wishing to screen the film or fans who would like to organise a screening themselves should contact the film via





KING CRIMSON was formed in the Fulham Palace Café on January 13th 1969. The album In The Court of The Crimson King was released on 10th October 1969.

Over the following 53 years, the band has constantly re-invented itself. Having reformed in 2014 the most recent line-up featured Robert Fripp (guitar), Mel Collins (saxophones & flute), Tony Levin (bass, stick and backing vocals), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar & vocals), Bill Rieflin (keyboards), and drummers Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto and Jeremy Stacey – who doubles on keyboards.



About DGM


Discipline Global Mobile is a music company founded by Robert Fripp and David Singleton with the aim of being a model of ethical business in an industry ‘founded on exploitation, oiled by deceit, riven with theft and fuelled by greed’. The company aims to operate in the market-place, while being free of the values of the market-place. Contrary to common industry practice, DGM’s artists retain the copyrights and the moral rights to their works. The oft-quoted copyright notice on DGM products reads:


“Discipline accepts no reason for artists to assign the copyright interests in their work to either record company or management by virtue of a ‘common practice’ which was always questionable, often improper, and is now indefensible.”



Biography – Toby Amies


Toby Amies is interested in exploring extraordinary points of view.


His first feature documentary The Man Whose Mind Exploded had a national cinema run in the UK and was acquired by Netflix in the US and Film 4 in the UK.


Before becoming a full time film-maker he worked for MTV as a VJ and producer as well as writing and fronting documentaries and shows for the BBC, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and SkyArts.


Thanks to his work as a portrait photographer Toby has developed a first person style of documentary that records his relationships with his subjects, allowing the audience to share in an unusual degree of intimacy with the people in front of the camera.





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