Music & Dance

Afghan Star

Afghan Star

Director: Havana Marking
Year: 2009

In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American...

Afghan Star

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Director: Nancy Buirski
Year: 2013

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Director: Jacob Hatley
Year: 2010

Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Levon Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. The film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his...

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Antigone: Rites of Passion

Antigone: Rites of Passion

Director: Amy Greenfield

From renowned filmmaker Amy Greenfield, this critically acclaimed modern adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy combines dance and narrative to tell the story of Antigone, who risks her own life to arrange the burial of her brother Polyneices. The...

Antigone: Rites of Passion

Ballets Russes

Ballets Russes

Director: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
Year: 2005

Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian...

Ballets Russes

Being in the World

Being in the World

Director: Tao Ruspoli
Year: 2010

Being in the World takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and cooking, in a celebration of human beings, and our ability to...

Being in the World

Black Tights

Black Tights

Director: Terence Young
Year: 1960

A collection of four lavish musicals, this wondrous celebration of dance features Cyd Charisse and Moira Shearer, with introductions by Maurice Chevalier.

Black Tights

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Year: 2012

No ballet has such appeal as Swan Lake, a haunting fable of a young man’s naïveté and a beautiful girl’s entrapment in swan’s feathers, all swept up in Tchaikovsky’s emotional music. The Bolshoi prima ballerina...

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Year: 2012

Sneaking down at night to tend her doll, Masha is swept up in a magical transformation where the Christmas tree grows to huge size and rats engage in an epic battle with the toys. See the legendarily captivating Ekaterina Maximova as Masha, alongsid...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Director: Jean Negulesco
Year: 1955

Follows a young French girl (Leslie Caron, An American in Paris) through college, as her education sponsoredby a mysterious millionaire with long legs. This thrice Oscar® nominated cinemascope musical features sparkling musical...

Daddy Long Legs

Dare to Drum

Dare to Drum

Director: John Bryant
Year: 2016

DARE TO DRUM tells the story of rock star composer Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, teaming up with D’Drum, a Texas-based world percussion group, and Maestro Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to create groundbreaking...

Dare to Drum

Elvis: Return to Tupelo

Elvis: Return to Tupelo

Director: Michael Rose
Year: 2008

Elvis Presley may have been born with the rock 'n roll in his blood but without poverty, southern culture and a mother whom he adored, Elvis Aaron Presley might have been just another poor white guy rather than the King of Rock 'n Roll. Narrated by...

Elvis: Return to Tupelo

Fados

Fados

Director: Carlos Saura
Year: 2007

Fados completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Carlos Saura (Flamenco, 1995; Tango, 1998). Using Lisbon as a backdrop, he explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre (fado) and its haunting spirit of saudade (melancholy). Tracing...

Fados

The Fairy

The Fairy

Director: Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy, Dominique Abel
Year: 2011

Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.

The Fairy

Fela Kuti:

Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Director: Jean Jacques Flori, Stephen Tchal-Gadjieff
Year: 1982

Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion. For all who wish to know more about an artist at the heart of African musical...

Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Finding Fela

Finding Fela

Director: Alex Gibney
Year: 2014

Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance and how his impact transformed the life of many Nigerians and rights activists throughout the world.

Finding Fela

Flex is Kings

Flex is Kings

Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Deidre Schoo
Year: 2013

Flex is Kings is a riveting and awe-inspiring look inside the world of Brooklyn street dancing known as flexing. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Deidre Schoo take audiences along on the emotional journey of several young dancers; dancers who vie...

Flex is Kings

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Director: Peter Raymont, Michèle Hozer
Year: 2010

Peter Raymont's documentary humanizes the legend of Glenn Gould, weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, private home recordings and diaries, as well as compelling interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers.

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

A Gesar Bard's Tale

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Director: Lharigtso, Donagh Coleman
Year: 2014

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary...

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop

Director: Margarita Jimeno
Year: 2008

A vibrant chronicle of one of today's most notorious and revered live bands, this film follows Eugene Hutz's gypsy-punk brigade around the world as they spread their liberating libertine musical gospel. Hutz fuses his gypsy heritage with a love of...

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

Director: Sophie Huber
Year: 2013

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a personal documentary about the iconic actor in his intimate moments, with clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance

Director: Christian von Tippelskirch, Simi Linton
Year: 2014

Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. The film traces Simi Linton's personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years.

Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Year: 2016

New presentation-length edition Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary. The film traces both her...

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Director: Jesse Vile
Year: 2012

The incredible story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dream of being a musician despite the most incredible odds. It is a story of dreams, love, and the strength of the human spirit.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Karmen Geï

Karmen Geï

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Year: 2001

Bizet's celebrated opera Carmen receives a spectacularly bold reworking in Joseph Gaï Ramaka's KARMEN GEI

Karmen Geï

Kiki & Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory

Kiki & Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory

Director: Gerard Schmidt
Year: 2007

Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman are Kiki & Herb, worldwide smash punk rebel entertainers, cabaret outsiders, and subversive pop stars who rock all over the world. Join the Tony-nominated duo for their first-ever live DVD from the Knitting Factory...

Kiki & Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory

Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis

Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1984

Giorgio Moroder's special 1984 reconstruction of METROPOLIS, with color tinting, fewer inter-titles, and newly restored footage. A pioneer in the field of digital music, Moroder backed this special edition with a throbbing new score, punctuated with...

Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Director: ONE9
Year: 2014

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmar...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

A Not So Silent Night

A Not So Silent Night

Director: Gerard Schmidt
Year: 2009

The McGarrigle Sisters' annual Carnegie Hall Christmas performance, captured live at the Knitting Factory stage, features the last filmed performance by Kate and Anne McGarrigle (together), since Kate's passing on January 18, 2010. This unique...

A Not So Silent Night

Princess Tam Tam

Princess Tam Tam

Director: Edmond Greville
Year: 1935

An ingenious shepherdess is transformed into a bogus Indian princess of a capricious French aristocrat. This charming Continental comedy follows both the myth of Pygmalion and La Baker's own rise as an expatriate celebrity.

Princess Tam Tam

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