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Traveling with the elusive jazz vocalist and trumpeter Chet Baker, the filmmaker Bruce Weber weaves together the life story of a jazz great. The film uses excerpts from Italian B movies, rare performance footage and candid interviews with Baker, musicians, friends, battling ex-wives and his children in what turned out to be the last year of his life. Winner of the 1989 Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, Let's Get Lost has become an important document in the career of the filmmaker on the life of a jazz legend. Since its release in 1989, Let's Get Lost has introduced a whole new generation of jazz enthusiasts to the timeless talent of the late Chet Baker.
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Pedal-Driven delves into the escalating conflict between mountain bikers hungry to ride and the federal land managers charged with protecting the public lands that belong to us all. Illegal trailbuilders fed up with federal regulations have begun carving into the hillsides claiming their right to play in the woods like everybody else. But is there room for the massive growth of their sport in the American landscape? And, if so, is there a sustainable way to make it happen? This beautifully shot documentary takes you on a thrilling and often contentious ride, covering issues of sustainability, public recreation and land stewardship from both sides of the divide, uncovering a new path toward the future along the way.
Filmed over twenty years, the film chronicles the epic story of a high Tibetan Buddhist Master and his western-born son, Yeshi. Can the father convince his son to keep the family's threatened spiritual legacy alive?
Five-time Emmy Winner Paul Devlin follows his brother Mark Devlin to five continents, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to launch a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon.
In San Francisco's poverty-stricken Tenderloin district, would-be artist Ricardo Papa is trying to make ends meet as a petty drug dealer.
The Shane MacGowan Story: If I Should
This unflinching, music-driven documentary provides the first real insight into the background and career of this legendary Irish artist who, as lead singer and songwriter for the Pogues, became a worldwide punk icon.
Waiting for Mamu
Imagine: at age four you're sentenced to prison for 13 years with no access to education. This is a story of what it means to grow up in jail...and yet find hope in unlikely places. And it's the story of a hero known as Mamu is changing these kids lives.
A documentary concerning the violent Italian 'poliziotteschi' cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE GODFATHER, but which really address Italian issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism. Perhaps even more interesting than the films themselves were the rushed methods of production (stars performing their own stunts, stealing shots, no live sound) and the bleed-over between real-life crime and movie crime.
They Came To Play
2009 Documentary, Music
Sometimes, life comes between us and our dreams. And sometimes, we are fortunate enough to be reunited. At the Outstanding Amateurs Piano Competition, nonprofessional pianists, aged 35 and up, get the chance to shine onstage.
I Need That Record! The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store
Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes "I Need That Record! The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store." A tour-de-force tale of greed, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, downloading, and technological shifts in the music industry told through candid interviews, crestfallen record store owners, startling statistics, and eye-popping animation.
This Oscar-nominated film follows a blind musician and the art of tuva, or throat-singing, a seemingly impossible form of singing using multiple vocal tones simultaneously.
The film chronicles Jean-Claude and Christo's fabric-paneled gate installation in Central Park from concept to realization, ultimately overcoming public disapproval and resulting in a visual symphony of color and light.
The Punk Syndrome
Follow Finland's most kick-butt punk rock band and its four mentally handicapped band members through their hectic and heartfelt journey from obscurity to popularity.
Butch Walker: Out of Focus
You may not know his name, but Butch Walker is known as the "musicians musician" and producer to some of todays biggest artists like Pink, Train, Fall Out Boy, and Taylor Swift to name a few.
The Academy-Award-winning MARJOE is the ferocious and extraordinary chronicle of a firebrand evangelical preacher who wholeheartedly and humorously exposes himself as a fraud.
Soundtrack for a Revolution
A fresh and exhilarating take on one of the most important social movements in American history, Soundtrack for a Revolution explores the civil rights struggle through the powerful and stirring songs that inspired a generation.