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  • Forgotten Memories

    Jiri Kylian

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 53 min

    Jiri Kylian is a living legend. He is the creator of more than a hundred works, several of which form part of the repertories of some of the greatest dance centres in the world. Due to the choreographer's extreme reluctance to engage in a documentary, this film is exceptional. For the first time one can have a real close look at Kylian's life, his way of thinking and his most significant creations. The film was shot in Den Haag, Prague, Monte-Carlo and Paris.

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  • Stories From Jamaica's Music Underground

    Rise Up

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    On an island where reggae is considered the voice of the people and an outlet for survival, RiseUp follows three aspiring artists who seek to “rise up” from obscurity for their chance at success. This documentary is unlike any documentary about Jamaica as it takes the viewer off the beaten path far from any tourist attractions and sandy beaches yet still able to capture the beauty and magic that the Irie has to offer. From the deep countryside to the whirlwind ghettos of Kingston, no matter where you are, the film makes it evident that reggae music is the heartbeat of the culture. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, RiseUp follows the very different lives of three artists struggling in their own unique way for their big break at stardom. Turbulence, the conscious ghetto youth with enough determination to move mountains; Ice, the young faux-gangster dancehall artist from the upper class; and Kemoy, the beautifully innocent country girl who barely realizes her amazing vocal gifts… all come together as the film seamlessly interweaves their lives behind the backdrop of the bustling underground reggae scene of Jamaica.

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  • Trudell

    Various Artists

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    In this documentary filmmaker Heather Rae the engaging life story of Native American poet-prophet-activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants.

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  • Origins/Evolution

    Kittie

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    Thrust into heavy metal stardom as teenagers with their debut release, the all-female Kittie has thrashed the heavy metal world for more than twenty years. With six albums, over two million in sales and OzzFest co-headliners on their resume, Kittie has defied industry norms, fought back against “women in rock” stereotypes, and inspired a generation of rockers around the globe. Now for the first time, they are sharing their untold story about the importance of family, perseverance, and the upside-down hurricane of rock ‘n roll that includes a rotating line-up of bandmates, on-going lawsuits and the pressure to live up to the expectations that put them on the map. Generously peppered with archival footage shot by the band, this film gives you an honest and brutal look at what it takes to survive in the music industry and the price of following your dreams.

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  • Hip Hop Don't Stop

    Various Artists

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    This film gives us the definitive chronicle of hip-hop from its beginnings. See the evolution of music with vintage footage, live performances and exclusive interviews with hip hop legends including Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy and many more….

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  • All That Jazz: From New Orleans To New York

    Various Artists

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 49 min

    An anthology of Jazz profiling the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Ma Rainey, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, The Dorsey Brothers, Django Rheinhardt and countless other artists from popular swing era of the 1930s and '40s.

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  • The Story of Psychedelic Rock

    Various Artists

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 56 min

    The programme looks at a collection of live performances of the psychedelic movement, examining the music, the drugs and the people who were instrumental in its development and success. Including performances from Jimmy Hendrix, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and many more....

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  • Until the Light Takes Us

    Various Artists

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for.

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  • Como Se Forma Una Rumba

    Various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    Iván Acosta's "Como se forma una Rumba" (How to Create a Rumba) sheds light on the origins and roots of some of the most popular Cuban rhythms. This dynamic audio-visual package features an exciting procession of testimonies, great Afro-Cuban jams and colloquial jokes. Artists featured include: Maestro Chico O'Farrill, José Fajardo, Juan Pablo Torres, Alfredo Valdés, Jr., Cándido Camero, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Israel Kantor, Malena Burke, David Oquendo, Vicente Sánchez, Aguedo Valdés-Luna, Carlos y Marta, Ulices del Toro, Mirta Gómez, Paquito Hechavarría, Nelson "El Flaco"Padrón, Armando López, Art Farmer, Super Son Cubano, Los Santos, and Raices Habaneras.

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  • The Final Hours

    Elvis Presley

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 57 min

    The death of the King of Rock n Roll shocked the world. How did this happen? The true story of Elvis Presley's last hours on Earth is told by the men who knew him best, his Memphis Mafia. Elvis' closest friends and confidants share their memories and experiences with the King and what really happened during his final hours. Including interviews with Sonny West, Billy Smith, Larry Geller, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Marty Lacker, and Lamar Fike.

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  • The Story of The Doors

    The Doors

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 56 min

    Explore the exciting story of The Doors. The band was signed in 1966 to Elektra Records. It was not until their second single "Light My Fire" that shot the band up to the top of the Rock 'n Roll world, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. To this day, it is still regarded as one of the most popular rock songs ever recorded. Front man Jim Morrison's poetic lyrics combined with the band's unique psychedelic rock sound and outrageous stage performances made the Doors one of the most popular bands of their time. We are taken on a journey from the piecing together of the band, right up to the tragic death of Jim Morrison in a Paris bathtub in 1971. Jim Morrison's legacy lives on to this day through the music of The Doors and this is their story.

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  • Rise of a Texas Bluesman

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 2 hr 11 min

    This film reveals and dissects the formative years of Stevie Ray Vaughan's career - his influences and his first recordings - and traces the history of Texas blues itself, identifying Vaughan's place within this larger tradition. Featuring rare archive footage, exclusive interviews and a host of other features which all at once provide the finest document on the celebrated guitarist yet to emerge.

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  • The Story of MerseyBeat

    Various Artists

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 49 min

    Merseybeat, also known as beat music or British beat, took over the world in the early '60s thanks to the rise of a little band from Liverpool called The Beatles. Watch on as we delve into the story of how Merseybeat took hold of the world of music, with the help of some of Liverpool's finest; Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and of course The Beatles.

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  • Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 35 min

    Sad Vacation is a personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen and how it ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel. Directed by Danny Garcia, this films pulls no punches and reveals the facts through personal friends, insiders and witnesses. Includes interviews with Sylvain Sylvain, Bob Gruen, Walter Lure, Leee Black Childers, and many more.

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  • Hard to Imagine

    John Lennon

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 57 min

    John Winston Ono Lennon was the co-founder of the most successful and influential band of all time, an unrivaled song writer, a political activist and pacifist and a visionary. His songs took popular music to a new level, impacting modern music like no other before or since. This documentary will take you on a journey through his life told by those who knew him best, from his modest upbringing in Liverpool to his world-wide fame, his musical talent to his political activism, and from his struggles with the law to his tragic death.

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  • Rap Sheet

    Lil Wayne

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    In this film we take an intimate look into the lives of one of the most famous rappers in the world. Including interviews from industry experts and Lil Wayne himself, this is a must see for any Lil Wayne fan.

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  • We Wrote This Yesterday

    Mumford & Sons

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 5 min

    Mumford & Sons are a band that have never stayed still. An innate desire to travel, to meet people and to do the unexpected has become a calling card of sorts as fans the world over join their community and fall in love with their consistently evolving music. This film follows the band and their latest set of collaborators as they travel across uncharted territory playing the major cities of South Africa with an eclectic mix of musician friends. They explore the craft of song writing and the people, events and influences that dictate that. WE WROTE THIS YESTERDAY showcases the band at their most open and collaborative as they relish the excitement of playing to crowds in new cities who’ve never seen them before. Along the way they set a fresh challenge for themselves; taking their collaborative culture one step further as they attempt to write and record a mini album in just 2 days, with the other musicians on tour. The filming of this process not only lifts the lid on the art of song writing in an unforced and natural way but captures the journey and story as a group of artists collide, bringing references, ideas and musical styles from Senegal, Sweden, Malawi, Cape Town and London. By exploring South Africa its influence seeps into their musical collaboration.

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  • Inside Out

    Niall Horan

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Niall Horan first rose to fame in 2010 when he auditioned as a solo artist on the British X factor. His X Factor journey led him on a path that would see him become a member of the boy band One Direction. He quickly established himself as a fan favourite as One Direction started to become a global phenomena. As One direction started to become global superstars, it was Harry Styles who was expected to become the bands leading man, but as their popularity grew, it was apparent that the boy from Ireland was by far the most popular member, especially in the USA. As One Direction establish their name as the biggest boy band of all time, we invite you to follow the story of their leading man: Niall Horan.

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  • All the Way to the Top

    One Direction

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    One Direction: All The Way To The Top tells the story of the British Irish boy band formed on British talent TV show, the X Factor. Their debut album Up All Night topped charts worldwide and the band became the first British group to debut at number one on the US charts. From being five individual X Factor hopefuls, we see the band become our generation’s answer to the Beatles. Including interviews with the band, music industry experts and fans from around the world, we take an intimate look inside the wold of One Direction and discover how they have become one of the biggest breakthrough band of our time.

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  • House Music, Redefined

    Silk

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 32 min

    100% Silk is an independent record label and taste-maker in the expanding and evolving world of electronic dance music. In June of 2012, four core acts from the label, LA Vampires, Ital, Magic Touch and Maria Minerva, embarked a lengthy group tour through the UK, Europe, and beyond. SILK is an expressionistic documentary that chronicles the performances, cultural environments, and global scenes through which the trip traveled. The motivating philosophies and emotions of the artists involved are visually articulated with seven fully staged dance sequences conceived and choreographed by Mecca Vazie Andrews and the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company. SILK is a music documentary, live concert experience, essayistic travelogue and above all, dance film.

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  • Cool Runnings: The Reggae Movie

    Various Artists

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 45 min

    First filmed at the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this musical documentary is likely to keep audiences moving along with the beat of its reggae artists. Among the musicians and groups featured are Rita Marley, Gil Scott-Heron, Gregory Isaacs, and Third World. The stage performances and the scanning of audience reactions are supplemented with backstage interviews.

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  • Divided Time

    Various Artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 55 min

    Divided Time is a documentary that explores the balance between fatherhood and pursuing a career as a recording artist. Filmmaker William Feagins, Jr. shines a spotlight on a group of passionate musicians who are working towards achieving their dreams until life happens and then the pursuit becomes how to still go after the dream and maintain a family without giving up. The film examines fatherhood, relationships, the impact being a father had on their music, as well as the financial and personal sacrifices that are made to obtain the success that many want but very few obtain.

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  • The Whole Gritty City

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    The Whole Gritty City is a unique, fascinating window into the little-known world of New Orleans school marching bands. The documentary is a dramatic, music-filled story of children struggling to reach adulthood in one of America's most impoverished and violent cities. The film follows kids in three bands as the directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive. Navigating the urban minefield through moments of setback, loss, discovery, and triumph, these children and their adult leaders reveal the power and resilience of a culture.

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  • My Father and the Man in Black

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    Following his father's suicide, Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and audio diaries, including secretly recorded phone calls with Johnny Cash during his crazed pill-fueled 1960s, triumphs at Folsom and San Quentin, marriage to June Carter, and his conversion in the early 1970s to born-again Christian. These artifacts tell the story about how Holiff Sr. and Cash collaborated to create a superstar, while each struggled with personal demons. A fascinating behind-the-scenes view of the complex relationship between the notorious singer and his long-suffering manager--it is also a catharsis for its maker and engrossing journalism to boot.

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