Music

  • Farinelli
    Movie

    Farinelli

    Movie

    In the 18th century during Handel's time, no man was more famous or more celebrated than the castrato, Farinelli. The incredible, true story of the world famous opera singer - who was castrated during childhood in order to preserve his voice - comes to life in this Oscar-nominated drama of high n...

  • The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story

    Movie

    Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Bette Midler and Norah Jones are just a handful of the iconic artists produced by 12 time Grammy Award-winning producer/arranger Arif Mardin. The Grammy nominated film, The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story, chronicles the life and career of the man who p...

  • The Drummer

    Movie

    Sid, the spoiled son of savage Hong Kong mob boss Kwan (Tony Ka Fai Leung), is caught seducing the daughter of his father's dangerous business associate. To avoid an honor killing, Sid is rushed to the Taiwan countryside. Hiding out in the mountains, Sid encounters a group of Zen drummers whose m...

  • Mad Tiger
    Movie

    Mad Tiger

    Movie

    For decades, Japanese ex-pats and best friends Kengo Hioki and Kotaro Tsukada have wowed audiences with their singular band Peelander-Z. Based in New York City and described as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk Band," Peelander-Z combines performance-art and audience participation in their shows, pus...

  • I Am the Blues

    Movie

    I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many in their 80s, still living...

  • Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

    Movie + 10 extras

    The story of the iconic renegade cult band The Residents. From the group’s formation in Shreveport to their success in the burgeoning San Francisco avant-garde music scene of the 60s and 70s, The Residents redefined what a rock band could be. With the advent of music videos in the 1980s, these ma...

  • East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

    Movie

    Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza sets out to realize his dream of cooperation and dialog between Israelis and Palestinians through music. During 8 days and nights of joint creation by his mixed Jewish and Muslim band in an East Jerusalem studio, a hopeful message of equality and unity arises...

  • The Wind Journeys

    Movie

    For most of his life, Ignacio traveled the villages of Colombia, playing songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. But after the death of his wife, he vows to never pl...

  • Conduct! Every Move Counts

    Movie

    The struggle of five artists for success at the International Conductors' Competition in Frankfurt provides real-life drama that tests not only their musical ability but their personal character. Told against the backdrop of this career-defining event, CONDUCT! EVERY MOVE COUNTS documents the fri...

  • Beowulf
    Movie

    Beowulf

    Movie

    Since 1990, Benjamin Bagby has been performing the great epic Beowulf around the world. While Beowulf lives on in literature as a written poem, its pre-literate medieval audience knew it through the performance of a scop, a bardic storyteller, as Bagby presents himself as here. In this one-man to...

  • The Paris Opera
    Movie + 2 extras

    The Paris Opera

    Movie + 2 extras

    Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate moments, The Paris Opera offers a candid look behind the scenes of one of the world's foremost performing arts institutions. Over the course of one tumultuous season, director Jean-Stephane Bron nimbly juggles multiple storylines - from ballet and opera rehe...

  • The Piano in a Factory

    Movie

    To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.

    DIRECTED BY ZHANG MENG
    CHINA | 2010 / MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • The Violin

    Movie

    Somewhere in Latin America a family of musicians and modest farmers join a fearless guerrilla movement attempting to overthrow the brutal and sadistic government. When the military seizes their village, they flee to the Sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the gue...

  • Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives

    Movie

    Singer, songwriter and social activist Holly Near has been performing for over 50 years and in the process created what Gloria Steinem called, “the first soundtrack of the women’s movement.” From sold-out shows on iconic stages to million-person peace marches, this career-spanning documentary ele...

  • That Pärt Feeling - The Universe of Arvo Pärt

    Movie

    Arvo Pärt, the most celebrated living composer of our time, is considered to be somewhat of a recluse. This reputation stems from his deeply-held belief that it is not through words that a great artist communicates, but through art. Seen here at work, Pärt is far from reclusive, showing incredibl...