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  • 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...

  • Harmonia

    Movie

    Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Her husband Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra, she forms a unique bonds with Sarah. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, offers to carry the c...

  • New Orleans Music in Exile

    Movie

    Like their neighbors, members of the legendary New Orleans music community were devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its tragic aftermath. Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge creates an emotional portrait of horror, heartbreak, and hope as the musicians who lived through the disaster pick up...

  • Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music

    Movie

    Acclaimed “King of the Music Documentary” Robert Mugge takes his audience on a rollicking ride through Louisiana’s musical backwater bayous. Regional experts guide this trip from historic concert halls to po’boy joints, blues dives, zydeco clubs, gospel churches and intimate family gatherings, a ...

  • The Kingdom of Zydeco

    Movie

    Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge dives into the black Creole music scene of Southwest Louisiana and documents the attempts, in the mid-1990s, to name a new “king of zydeco.” The original self-proclaimed “king” was the great Clifton Chenier who did more than anyone to develop zydeco’s mus...

  • Saxophone Colossus Featuring Sonny Rollins

    Movie

    Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge presents an in-depth portrait of tenor saxophone master Sonny Rollins, among the greatest artists in jazz history. Named after one of Rollins' best-known albums, this 1986 film presents an ensemble performance in upstate New York and the world premiere of...

  • Le Choc du Futur

    Movie

    In the Paris of 1978, old formulas do not charm listeners anymore in a male-dominated music industry. Until Ana (Alma Jodorowsky) uses her synthesizers to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future.

    An Official Selection at the SXSW Film ...

  • Last of the Mississippi Jukes

    Movie

    Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge explores the fading traditions of juke joints where the blues was born a century ago and where regional musicians still practice their craft and entertain their fans. The film focuses, in particular, on two well-known Mississippi venues: Jimmy King’s lege...

  • Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records

    Movie

    In 1971, Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator Records, an independent record company, which went on to become the most successful blues label of the modern era. Two decades later, Alligator Records staged a 20th Anniversary Tour starring Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, ...

  • The Return of Ruben Blades

    Movie

    Music documentarian Robert Mugge follows the distinguished actor, musician and activist Rubén Blades to Harvard, where he gets his master’s degree in international law; to his old neighborhood in his native Panama; to Los Angeles for a recording session with Linda Ronstadt; and finally to New Yor...