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SHOWING RESULTS FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'MUSIC'
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BLACK WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: James Crump
  • Country: USA
In the '70s and '80s, the relationship between legendary curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and musician/poet Patti Smith was at the epicenter of New York's revolutionary art scene. This engrossing documentary features interviews with Smith and a bevy of art world luminaries including Dominick Dunne, Richard Tuttle, Eugenia Parry and Ralph Gibson. |Read More
Documentary, Music
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BLANK CITY

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Celine Danhier
  • Country: USA
Celine Danhier's kinetic doc mirrors the urgent, anything-goes energy of her subject: the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock in late-'70s downtown New York. New interviews with a dizzying array of artists—including Amos Poe, Bette Gordon, Debbie Harry, Eric Mitchell, Jim Jarmusch, Lydia Lunch, Steve Buscemi, John Lurie, and Nick Zedd—flow into clips from landmark No Wave films, and the still-thrilling music of the era floods the soundtrack. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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Returning to the Tribeca Film Festival for a second time is Grammy-nominated music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who owns Chop Shop Music Supervision and recently launched her music label Chop Shop Records. Patsavas will curate Breaking the Band, an exclusive live music showcase featuring The Hold Steady, The Virgins, Republic Tigers, and Bad Veins on Friday, May 2 at Webster Hall. |Read More
Music
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BROTHERS OF THE HEAD

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Country: U.K.
London, 1975. Conjoined twins with a creepy, crypto-erotic bond take the burgeoning glam/punk scene by storm in this wrenching adaptation of Brian Aldiss' novel. Luke and Harry Treadway deliver searing performances as two very different parts of one fatally compromised whole, and the film and its music will stick with you for days. |Read More
Drama, Music
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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Mandy Stein
  • Country: USA
Fueled by vintage performances by the likes of Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Television, Bad Brains, and The Ramones, this doc charts the history and far-reaching influence of iconic downtown club CBGB and its fight for survival against the Bowery homeless shelter that sought to shut it down. Sonic Youth, Debbie Harry, Ice-T, Fab 5 Freddy, and others share their passion for the anything-goes spirit of the club and its founder, Hilly Kristal. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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CANT STOP WONT STOP THE BAD BOY STORY

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Kaufman
  • Country: USA
A raw and exclusive look behind the scenes at the history and legacy of Bad Boy through a complex portrait of the label’s mastermind, Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, as he tries to reunite his Bad Boy Family in the course of a frantic three-week rehearsal period. This Live Nation Productions documentary finds him reuniting with the biggest names from Bad Boy’s history for a wildly successful pair of concerts at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. |Read More
Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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CELIA THE QUEEN

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Mario de Varona and Joe Cardona
  • Country: USA
¡Azúcar! The voice of Celia Cruz, arguably the most influential woman in Cuban music, symbolized the soul of a nation and forced down barriers of racism and sexism. She radiates on screen as her legacy is revisited in this intimate and inspiring documentary. |Read More
Documentary, Music
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CHOPS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Bruce Broder
  • Country: USA
Each year, Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director, Wynton Marsalis, host the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival, a competition of high school jazz bands from across the country. This toe-tapping and empowering documentary focuses on one Florida band filled with young musicians who hit all the right notes. |Read More
Documentary, Music

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