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
Trumpet legend Clark Terry has mentored jazz wonders like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano player with uncanny talent but debilitating nerves. As Justin prepares for the most pivotal moment in his budding career, Terry’s ailing health threatens his own. Charming and nostalgic, Alan Hicks’ melodic debut celebrates an iconic musician while introducing an emerging star of equal vibrancy. | Read MoreDocumentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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
The intersecting histories of a stadium, a team, and a music legend are examined in a documentary that charts the ups and downs of the New York Mets and the life and career of Long Island native Billy Joel, the last performer to play Shea Stadium. Set to the soundtrack of Joel's final Shea concerts, Last Play interweaves personal Joel interviews with exclusive concert footage—featuring guests like Tony Bennett and Roger Daltrey. | Read MoreSports, Documentary, Music