Grandpa Guru

Croatia | 2023 | 91 min. | Silvio Mirošničenko

You may have heard of or even met Srđan Gino Jevđević, but do you know his full story? After fleeing Sarajevo, Jevđevic found refuge in good ol’ Seattle and started the world-famous Balkan punk band Kultur Shock. Now it’s his 60th birthday, and he and his friends are pulling out all the stops.

Director Silvio Mirošničenko, Editor Doris Dodig, Screenwriter/Producer Sanjin Hasanefendic, and Subjects Val Kiossovski and Gino Jevdjevic scheduled to attend.

Come to the May 14 screening for a chance to win rare Kultur Shock memorabilia from the band!


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Monday, May 20 - Monday, May 27, 2024

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  • Matinee

Attend the tale of Srđan “Gino” Jevđević, whose later nickname provided the title of Silvio Mirošničenko’s rock doc—an aspiring musician and free spirit who grew up in a time and place, Yugoslavia in the ’60s and ’70s, not so amenable to either. After a few attempts at stardom with a boy band and a New Wave synth-pop act, Jevđević got into theatre, organizing and starring in a defiant production of “Hair” in his hometown of Sarajevo in 1992, at the height of the Bosnian War siege, that made global headlines. Seattle’s Group Theater invited him here soon after to stage a show-about-the-show; the transplant took, and Jev evi stayed in what was then, you may recall, the red-hot center of the music biz to found and front Balkan folk-metal outfit Kultur Shock. His rock-god/wild-man ebullience, stomping tunes, punk-is-not-dead political messaging, and heroic backstory have ever since attracted collaborations with a string of Seattle-scene boldface names, including grunge superproducer Jack Endino,composer/vocalist/sax player Amy Denio, and Bulgarian guitarist/entrepreneur Val Kiossovski. Copious clips (was every show Jevđević ever played filmed?), including of that “Hair” production, enrich this decades-spanning portrait of an eccentric, inspiring, and admired local icon.

—Gavin Borchert

  • Director: Silvio Mirošničenko
  • Principal Cast: Srđan “Gino” Jevđević, Val Kiossovski, Kultor Shock, Billy Gould, Amir Bešo, Phil Alden Robinson
  • Premiere Status: U.S.
  • Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 91 min.
  • Producer: Sanjin Hasanefendić
  • Screenplay: Sanjin Hasanefendić, Silvio Mirošničenko
  • Cinematographers: Almir Djikoli
  • Editors: Doris Dodig
  • Music: Kultur Shock
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Brda 21000 Split (2012), Sevdah o Rodama (2007)
  • Language: Croatian, Bosnian, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: TOČKA KULTURE (Culture Point)