Just seeing Just watching preview looks like bad azz documentary. Just makes me think even more... be true to you and do you. Don't change name, appearance be you. Being true and original does set a way. Going to buy or rent sometime.
The reason you keep buying records Great documentary about musicians that did not compromise, blazed a new trail, and finally after all these years are getting the recognition they deserve. This is 10x better than The Search for Sugarman.
The classic film on X, now back in print with bonus features! - X: The Unheard Music takes a detailed look at the late 70s and 80s LA music scene and focuses on the group that critics had singled out as the leader of the scene.This documentary combines live footage of the band and interviews with the band. Surreal music videos, newsreel footage and vintage television commercials are featured. Bonus interviews and more. First time ever on Blu-ray!
He’s best known as the only frontman that matters, but Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten paints an uncommonly colorful picture of the onetime leader of The Clash. Director Julien Temple reveals Strummer as more than a legend of the punk rock genre, but a stunning cultural communicator whose influence continues to stretch well beyond his sudden passing in 2002.
CJ Nelson, one of the most amazing and creative surfers ever, is joined by an all-star cast in this action packed movie that re-defines modern longboarding.It's about riding waves. It's about fun, and best yet, it all happens in the ocean.
This revealing and touching film asks what happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians - punk rockers - become society's ultimate authorities - dads. With a large chorus of punk rock's leading men - Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath - THE OTHER F WORD follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band's anthem "F--k Authority," to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood. Other dads featured in the film include skater Tony Hawk, Art Alexakis (Everclear), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and many others.
Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop, angst, love and coffee and influencing a generation to come. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows drummer and square-peg Bill Stevenson as he pushes himself and a rotating door of band-mates to “achieve ALL,” his relentless concept of “going for greatness, the utmost possible” despite any and all setbacks. Shortly after proving themselves to the burgeoning Los Angeles hardcore scene, guitarist Frank Navetta sets fire to his gear and disappears, bassist Tony Lombardo rejects life on the road in favor of a suburban home, and iconic nerd frontman Milo Aukerman goes to college to become a scientist. Stevenson, however, remains. Unfazed and hellbent on his quest, he charges ahead three decades, dragging along a new crop of tireless cohorts to zigzag the globe and serve up countless caffeinated love songs against impossible—and life threatening—odds. Interviews with the band and contemporaries such as Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and many more reveal the untold tale of one of the most overachieving and influential bands in punk, serving as a reminder to always “go for greatness," because sometimes you're gonna get it.
The house is rockin' and the laughs are rollin' as comedians Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac meet in this riotously comedy summit directed by Spike Lee. Inspired by the highest-grossing comedy tour in history, The Original Kings of Comedy captures four of today's hottest stand-ups live and uncensored, with engaging backstage footage and interviews. Emcee Steve Harvey and his fellow funnymen take rib-tickling aim at sports personalities, church services, bill collectors, hip-hop and much more. For comedy fans and anyone who could use two hours of non-stop laughs, The Original Kings of Comedy is a royal treat.
Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June 2009, this film was produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his planned final London shows. 2009 The Michael Jackson Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's documentary love letter to punk icons Iggy Pop and his band the Stooges. Michigan-born Iggy's youthful music career wavered, until he found his Stooges soulmates in Dave Alexander (bass), and brothers Ron (guitar) and Steve Asheton (drums). Three ground-breaking albums and just a few years later, the band was literally falling apart. Iggy gleefully relates the story of those crazy years from ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog' to ‘Raw Power'. Gimme Danger is brimful of music, clips and anecdotes, including Bowie, Nico and the crowd-surfing Iggy himself.
From Focus Features, the premiere global brand in original and daring cinema, comes Focus World. Charged with finding the most exciting videos in international and independent film, Focus World is proud to bring you Gnarr, the hilarious true story of the comedian who ran for the mayor of Iceland's largest city. With Iceland falling on hard times, Jon Gnarr decided to invent a new political party - the subtly named "Best Party" - and run for office in order to mock the squabbling left and right. With a campaign that included mandatory viewings of HBO's "The Wire" for all politicians, free towels at public pools, and a "drug-free parliament by 2020," Gnarr soon found himself with unexpected political momentum, and realized that against all odds - he just might win.
Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women - Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. With unparalleled access and exclusive footage, this film looks at the real people behind their now famous colourful balaclavas. Following the bizarre and intricate twists of the trial, we observe three young women fight back against a justice system that seems impervious to logic. From their family and friends we learn what transformed these women from political activists in to modern day icons. As Nadia, Masha, and Katia defend their convictions from a cage inside the courtroom, those Pussy Riot members still at liberty plan new guerilla performances and cultivate a protest movement across the globe. Moving from farce to tragedy and back again, the film explores how political and religious forces contrived to make an example out of three young artists who stepped out of line. But with Nadia, Masha, and Katia, Russia's ruling powers got more than they bargained for. Are you a ready for a Pussy Riot?
Told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary SING YOUR SONG surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.