I'm Not There.October 1, 2007
Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
OnceMarch 23, 2007
A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
American HardcoreSeptember 22, 2006
Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys.
Loud Tour Live at the O2December 17, 2012
LOUD TOUR LIVE AT THE O2 is a 90 minutes-plus chronicle of Rihanna’s sold-out show at the legendary London venue, the climactic final stop of her 2011 world tour. Featured are 21 performances including the #1 hits “We Found Love,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “S&M,” “What’s My Name,” “Rude Boy,” “Umbrella,” “Love the Way You Lie,” and many more. The production, costumes and stage design which Rihanna’s fans have come to expect, all come through in this larger-than-life video and audio experience. Also featured is never before released behind-the-scenes footage of life on the road with Rihanna during that summer and fall “LOUD Tour” of 2011.
Kill Your IdolsApril 8, 2004
A 2004 documentary on thirty years of alternative rock 'n roll in NYC.Documenting the history from the genuine authenticity of No Wave to the current generation of would be icons and true innovators seeing to represent New York City in the 21st century
Punk's Not DeadJuly 27, 2007
On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows where punk rock music and culture continue to thrive. Thirty years after bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols infamously shocked the system with their hard, fast, status-quo-killing rock, the longest-running punk band in history is drawing bigger crowds than ever, "pop-punk" bands have found success on MTV, and kids too young to drive are forming bands that carry the torch for punk's raw, immediate sound. Meanwhile, "punk" has become a marketing concept to sell everything from cars to vodka, and dyed hair and piercings mark a rite of passage for thousands of kids.
Dub EchoesAugust 3, 2008
“Dub Echoes” is a documentary that traces the origins of the Jamaican dub music and it’s influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music.The film shows how the Jamaican invention called dub ended up influencing much of the music we hear today, from electronic music to hip-hop, transforming the studio in a musical instrument and giving way to all of sonic experiments.
Brian Eno: Imaginary LandscapesFebruary 12, 1989
Here’s an interesting and extremely rare documentary from 1989, which features legendary producer and multimedia artist Brian Eno discussing his process and his thoughts on music in general.
I Will Raffle Off My HeartAugust 3, 2012
Vou Rifar Meu Coração is a documentary about the performers and the followers of Brazilian romantic music – also known as brega (kitsch), often called "cheesy" by critics and the wealthy elite. Frequently associated with bad taste and poor quality, the style is admired by the lower working class, or unemployed population, originally from rural origins, banished to the cities in search of work and a better life. Using the music as a catalyst, this documentary shows the sentiments, love, suffering and sexuality of the fans and their idols, creating a scenario that reveals their practices and desires.
Girl Groups: The Story of a SoundJanuary 1, 1982
A look back at the girl-group craze of the 60's through archival footage and interviews with those involved.
A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of EdenJanuary 1, 1987
A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden was the first film to document the klezmer revival, tracing the efforts of two founding groups, Kapelye and Boston's Klezmer Conservatory Band, to recover the lost history of klezmer music. For nearly a millennium, this vigorous and soulful music was part of the celebration of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. In the early decades of this century, the music took root in America. Klezmer musicians learned hundreds of tunes by ear and their ears were open to Gypsy, Ukrainian and Greek melodies of the old world, as well as to the new sounds of American jazz. Music born in Eastern Europe lived on in the imaginations of composers for New York's Yiddish theater, men whose tunes entered the mainstream through such unlikely adapters as the Andrew Sisters. Eventually Klezmer went underground as its audience assimilated into mainstream American culture.
A documentary that follows a middle-aged Azorean record obsessive who has lost the vinyl collection of his youth, and so seeks to reconnect with it through talking with the fellow island collectors he grew up with about the music scene of their wilder years.
One SongJanuary 10, 2014
The Trolls, Princesses, Glooms, and Engineers must join forces to defeat Silence.
Jungle FeverSeptember 21, 1994
A BBC documentary short on the development of jungle music from an underground, bedroom producer scene into a mainstream top 40 music.
DarkbeatApril 1, 2006
An Electro World Voyage is a documentary on the Electro music experience told by artists from the old school to the new school. The film aims to recognize this form of music and expose the passion it takes by the artists, D.J.'s and small communities around the world to create and preserve it. This documentary expands on the past, present and future uses of technology and its influence that have defined the sounds of groundbreaking acts and future generations of producers. From the underground raves to the continuous use of sampling in today's popular music, machines such as Roland TR808, MPC60, & Moogs are shown as staples of creating the captivating beats of Electro. While visually stimulating your eyes and ears, Darkbeat invites you to take a seat into a futuristic spaceship traveling through time and space.