Documentary, Music: On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir" and "Stairway To Heaven." A film of the show, Celebration Day, is now available and includes the entire 16 song concert.Celebration Day, directed by Dick Carruthers, is an incredible document of the now legendary concert which has been described as possibly the greatest rock and roll concert ever.
Documentary, Music: Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it' s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channeled his convictions into his art and his music. With Roger Waters The Wall, Waters – together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators – brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience.
Comedy, Music: The stage is a canvas. His paintbrushes are sex, love songs, frogs, sadness, the brain -- and prolonged eye contact.
Documentary, Music: Celebrate the remarkable 40-year career of influential Canadian rockers Rush with this documentary, which details the band's formation and evolution.
Comedy, Music: Symphonic. Honest. Primed for the spotlight. He's here to spill a bright, comic mess on a dark world.
Documentary, History, Music: In honor of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary, Cameron Crowe created a definitive portrait of the seminal band with over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot footage
Documentary, Music: One More Time with Feeling began as a performance-based concept around the making of new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Skeleton Tree, but evolved into something more complex as director Andrew Dominik delved into the personal backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised ruminations. Filmed in black-and-white and colour, the result is stark, fragile and raw. A co-production between Iconoclast and Pulse Films, in association with JW Films, and produced by Dulcie Kellett and James Wilson, One More Time with Feeling was officially selected for world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.
Documentary, Music: A motion picture essay which takes a revealing and shocking look at modern life and its imbalances. The first film in a trilogy which was followed by Powaqtsi.
Music: Shot on February 21 and 22 of 2011 in her hometown of New York City, Five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga’s first concert film, “Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden,” spotlights the pop sensation on her sold-out world tour. The concert event features “Born This Way”, “Yoü and I”, “Bad Romance”, “Just Dance”, “Poker Face” and more, as well as pre-concert and backstage footage. As first seen on HBO®, the special was nominated for four Emmy Awards.Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which included the hits "Just Dance," "Poker Face," and "Bad Romance" and sold over 16 million copies worldwide. The album earned her six Grammy nominations and two wins as well as a slew of other awards recognition, including a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Award nominations. Gaga is the first artist in history to claim four #1 hits from a debut album ("Just Dance," "Poker Face," "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi"). She is also the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits. Gaga broke the record when her single "Poker Face" reached 5 million in sales after her debut single "Just Dance" accomplished the same feat the year before. Her third studio album, Born This Way, was released on May 23, 2011. The first single from the album, title track "Born This Way", set a music industry record by becoming the fastest single in history to reach sales of 1,000,000 copies (five days after its February 11th release). Only the 19th single to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (issue date February 26,2011), the recording was Lady Gaga's third #1 on the chart. On iTunes, the song debuted at the top spot in 14 countries, including the U.S., and hit #1 in all 23 iTunes stores worldwide its first week out. “Born This Way” was Gaga’s 7th single to hit #1 at Top 40. The singles from the album, including “Born This Way,” “Judas,” “The Edge of Glory” and “Yoü and I” have sold a combined total of more than 8 million copies in the US alone.Gaga is well-recognized for her outré sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst twelve nominations, two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 23 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the "2010 Artist of the Year" and the top selling artist of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga has been included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world as well as Forbes' list of the "The World's Most Powerful Celebrities" in the world. Forbes also placed her at number seven on their annual list of the world's "100 Most Powerful Women."
Biography, Documentary, Music: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
Documentary, Music: Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Dallas Buyers Club”) and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they fight a relentless lawsuit with record label Virgin/EMI and write songs for their album “This Is War.” Opening up his life for the camera during months of excruciating pressures, Leto reveals the struggles his band must face over questions of art, money and integrity. A FilmBuff Presentation.
Documentary, Music: On July 31, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley staged a triumphant return to the concert stage from which he had been absent for almost a decade. His series of concerts broke all box office records and completely reenergized the career of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. This feature-length concert film crosses the footlights, revealing the legendary singer as a man preparing for an emotional career comeback, the fans who traveled from all over the world for this history-making event.... and the electrifying live performance of the man who gave us rock 'n' roll.
Biography, Documentary, Music: Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
Documentary, Music: He's called a legend, a lover and "Ol' Blue Eyes." Frankly, his golden voice is the one thing everyone can agree on.
Documentary, Music: Twenty-five years after Michael Jackson's visionary BAD album and tour left an indelible mark on pop culture, BAD25 takes you back inside the recording sessions, film shoots and sold-out stadiums for an intimate look at the King Of Pop's creative genius. Poignant and candid, the documentary directed by Spike Lee goes beyond paying homage to the record-setting album featuring such iconic songs as "Bad" and "Man In The Mirror." Using never-before-seen footage and candid interviews with subjects ranging from Martin Scorsese, Mariah Carey and Sheryl Crow to Stevie Wonder, Questlove and Kanye West, Lee chronicles what became not only a watershed moment in Michael Jackson's growth as an artist but in popular music as well. The New York Times called BAD25 "filled with oh-wow moments," while Time lauded the film as "an intimate view of a performer at his peak in the intense splendor of creativity.
Documentary, Music: Long-term Coldplay collaborator Mat Whitecross blends spectacular live performances with exclusive band interviews and a huge array of previsouly-unseen archive footage to produce ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’- The definitive story of one of the world’s biggest bands.
Biography, Documentary, Music: This film details the rise of British rock group Oasis and the creativity and chaos that brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher brought to the iconic band.
Documentary, Music: Directed by Dave Grohl of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters, Sound City tells the story of rock 'n roll's greatest recording studio and the musical magic it continues to inspire.
Biography, Documentary, Music: Follow legendary musician and Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister around the world for three years and gain insight into all aspects of his life.
Documentary, Music: LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND follows global music sensation Swedish House Mafia as they complete their ‘One Last Tour’, the largest worldwide electronic music tour in history with over 1,000,000 tickets sold worldwide in just one week. Director Christian Larson (TAKE ONE) captures the band’s decision to bring an end to their life's biggest achievement in order to save their friendship. Audiences will get a front-row seat as Larson films the trio in an honest, raw and emotional showcase of the group's final chapter as electronic music's finest.
Documentary, Music: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music, and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Documentary, Music: A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercial successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seem to diminish. This insightful film, directed by Michael Rapaport, takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey - chronicling the group's rise to fame and revealing the stories behind the tensions which erupted in the years to come.
Biography, Documentary, History: This year’s must-see music doc. The incredible story of a tiny Alabama recording studio that produced some of the greatest hits of all time. Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Alicia Keys and more bear witness to its magic.