Jonathan Richman, Sleater-Kinney, Rufus Wainwright, and a host of other musicians record a benefit album of songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, the first LGBTQ high school in the nation. While the doc follows four students, the music creates a soundtrack for their lives. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
From a young man in Nazi-occupied Paris to the sultry crooner who bedded Brigitte Bardot and married Jane Birkin to the vulnerable poet hidden behind a shroud of provocation—Serge Gainsbourg's is a life large enough for grand treatment on film. One of France's greatest mavericks is brought back to life (uncannily, by Eric Elmosnino) in this imaginative and visually flamboyant film debut from one of France's greatest cartoonists. | Read MoreDrama and Music
Ozzy. For four decades, the name has been synonymous not just with a singular brand of blistering heavy metal, but also with a life lived to the extreme. Made for fans and the uninitiated alike, this definitive portrait of a troubled icon—told in part through the eyes of his family (son Jack Osbourne produced)—relives Ozzy's artistic triumphs while chronicling his arduous journey to sobriety and peace. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
“Like father, like son” is a demanding expression for someone who never knew his dad. When young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley) is asked to participate in a tribute concert for his late musician father Tim, music opens his eyes to the artistic legacy that he is destined to follow. Imogen Poots co-stars in this quiet and powerful tribute to those legends sustained by admiration, love and, in this case, beautiful music. | Read MoreMusic
In 1819, a Transylvanian traveler set out on foot for Asia, convinced that there he would discover "the original Hungarians." What he found, at the foot of the Himalayas, introduced Tibet's rich culture and the practice of Buddhism to the world at large. A first film by one of Hungary's leading film composers, narrated in English by Susannah York. | Read MoreDocumentary, Music, Animation
Rucker Park. The mecca for all street basketball players. In Beastie Boy Yauch's super-energized documentary, eight of the country's top 24 high school players participate in the first "Elite 24" tournament on the same court that helped turn Dr. J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain into legends. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary, Music
Graying but determined, Mamo is a famed Kurdish musician who obtains permission to cross the Iranian border to give his first concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. But the journey poses endless challenges, especially when he tries to bring a female singer from Iran, where performances by women have been silenced since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Winner of the Golden Shell, 2006 San Sebastian Film Festival. In Kurdish and Farsi. A Strand Release.
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The sound of violins, bells, dog barks, and Laurie Anderson's electronic music all come crashing together in this oneiric film about nature and artifice. Set in a fictitious world of theatrical spaces, Hidden Inside Mountains tells several stories through music, gesture, evocative images, and text. In many ways a cinematic manifestation of director Laurie Anderson's ethos, the film features an original score written and recorded by Anderson, with additional vocals by Antony. In English and Japanese. | Read MoreMusic
Part of the Progressive Landscapes program.
Spanning several continents, Street examines his own position within diverse urban landscapes in his quest for traces of modern revolutionaries, from Salvador Allende in Santiago to Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Dakar, and Marseille. Plays with Profit motive as part of Progressive Landscapes. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
This technique-based film tells a life story in 600 distinct shots of Jane Lloyd, an English-born, Hollywood actress. Shot on 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, and digital video, the narrative is expressed with images of her written name over the course of her life-a unique point of view that paints her portrait in revealing detail. You will never again look at our own name in the same way. | Read MoreMusic
Ethan (Alessandro Nivola), a struggling musician content with his on-the-road rock-and-roll lifestyle and his much younger girlfriend (Brittany Snow), has his life turned upside down with the arrival of a 13-year-old daughter he never knew he had. Left with the responsibility of raising Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin), a shy but talented aspiring musician herself, Ethan embarks with Janie on a road trip of music, discovery, and father-daughter bonding. | Read MoreDrama and Music
A lifelong bachelor (Matthew Modine) confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist (Gina Gershon). His heartsick fish and his wise best buddy are on hand to provide perspective in this winsome feature debut that will appeal to romantics of any species. | Read MoreMusic and Romantic Comedy