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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 concert also brings special appearances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Grammy award-winner Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, and famed performance artist Laurie Anderson.

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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 history, FELA KUTI: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON is an essential film.

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War Requiem

War Requiem

Director: Derek Jarman
Year: 1989

British cinema's enfant terrible teams with his muse Tilda Swinton and Laurence Olivier, for a spectacular and moving interpretation of composer Benjamin Britten's 1961 orchestral masterpiece.

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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.

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Siren of the Tropics

Siren of the Tropics

Director: Mario Nalpas, Henri Etievant
Year: 1927

Available only as a fragment for decades, Baker's first film debut establishes the rags to riches fairy tale from which her subsequent films would be cut - this time set in a conspicuously Parisian Antilles. Among the crew was a very young Luis Bunuel.

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Violeta Went to Heaven

Violeta Went to Heaven

Director: Andrés Wood
Year: 2011

The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andres Wood (Machuca) traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art.

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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?

Director: John Scheinfeld

A wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary about The Beatles’s favorite American musician, Who Is Harry Nilsson? (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him) is a vibrant and definitive portrait of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history.

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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 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.

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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 from the government as a guardian of national cultural heritage and is regarded as a holy man by his community. When an earthquake reduces his hometown to rubble, redevelopment of the region takes a giant leap forward. In the midst of such seismic shifts, Dawa seeks healing from King Gesar and other divine protectors of the land.

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Director: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
Year: 2017

This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music and the pioneering Native American musicians who helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

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