Music

The 78 Project Movie

The 78 Project Movie

Director: Alex Steyermark
Year: 2014

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take.

The 78 Project Movie

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

A Celebration of Peace through Music DVD

A Celebration of Peace through Music DVD

Director: Janos Darvas
Year: 2015

A Celebration of Peace Through Music is a concert celebration of music and spirit, open to people of all faiths. Conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine, the concert honors the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, in the spirit of Pope...

A Celebration of Peace through Music DVD

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

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

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

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

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Year: 2018

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation

Director: Laura Archibald
Year: 2013

Featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION...

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation

Itzhak

Itzhak

Director: Alison Chernick
Year: 2017

Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary on Itzhak Perlman looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when...

Itzhak

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Director: Denis Heroux
Year: 1975

Kino's presentation of AFT's Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is proof of this celebrated modern troubadour's timeless relevance and enduring passion.

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

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

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

Mutual Appreciation

Mutual Appreciation

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2005

Alan (Justin Rice), a musician whose band has just broken up, shows up in New York to pursue his burgeoning rock and roll career.

Mutual Appreciation

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

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.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

La Revue des Revues

La Revue des Revues

Director: Joe Francys
Year: 1927

Josephine Baker is only one of the legends in this vintage 1927 collection of sexy and tres risque Le Jazz Hot performances from the notorious nightclubs of Montmartre.

La Revue des Revues

The Roe's Room

The Roe's Room

Director: Lech Majewski
Year: 1994

In this "absolutely singular autobiographical film opera" (Time Out), Majewski presents a stunning, intimate, and ultimately magical work. Accompanied by the Polish National Symphony Orchestra and the Silesian Opera Chorus, Majewski creates a...

The Roe's Room

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...

Siren of the Tropics

The Socalled Movie

The Socalled Movie

Director: Garry Beitel
Year: 2010

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Josh Dolgin of 18 short films which display his electrifying craft and sense of history. Combining Yiddish songs with funk, rap and everything in between, his tunes are densely layered tapestries of dizzying complexity. H...

The Socalled Movie

Songs from the North

Songs from the North

Director: Soon-Mi Yoo
Year: 2014

SONGS FROM THE NORTH is an essay film which offers an unique look at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire.

Songs from the North

Studio 54

Studio 54

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Year: 2018

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was ther...

Studio 54

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

Director: Omar Majeed
Year: 2009

This documentary chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. The film follows The Taqwacores (a term combining the Muslim concept of God consciousness with hardcore punk), and charts their brave, foolish, and often exhilarating...

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Director: Sara Fishko
Year: 2016

In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five-story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of the brilliant photographer W. Eugene Smith. Over eight years in this place in New York’s wholesale flower district, jazz players gather all...

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

This Ain't No Mouse Music

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Director: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
Year: 2013

Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Chris Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

This Ain't No Mouse Music

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...

Violeta Went to Heaven

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