A diverse collection of films looking at the history and development of some of the UK's most important musical movements, plus a celebration of talented innovators.
All Tomorrow's Parties and Only When I Dance
All Tomorrow's Parties
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Jonathan Caouette; Stars: Akron/Family, Animal Collective, Battles, Belle & Sebastian, Lightning Bolt, The Boredoms, Fuck Buttons, John Cooper Clarke, Jarvis Cocker, Mark Coldham, David Cross, Dirty Three, George Eady, Warren Ellis, Jerry Garcia)
Celebration of creative energy in anti-festival venues that give music back to those who appreciate its anarchic roots.
The Beat is the Law
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Eve Wood)
A group of young musicians in Eighties Sheffield are determined to pursue their dreams despite the poverty that surrounds them.
(Country: Israel; Year: 2008; Director: Dan Deutsch; Stars: Abed Abushmes, Muhammad Aguani, Zura Bartanashvili, Ibrahim Basabos, Gidon Eli, Eran Fink, Dror Goldstein, Amne Jarushe, Yonatan Kunda, Muhammed Kundos, Muhammed Mugrabi, Liba Ne'eman, Enver Setibragimov, Neta Weiner)
An Arab-Jewish hip hop group try to overcome their vast political abyss by proving that those who rhyme together stay together.
Only When I Dance
(Country: Brazil, UK; Year: 2009; Director: Beadie Finzi; Stars: Irlan Santos da Silva, Isabela Coracy Alves Nascimento Santos, Mariza Estrella)
Young Brazilians train hard in the hope of becoming ballet stars.
Peggy Baker Four Phrases
(Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Howie Shia; Stars: Peggy Baker)
This part-animated portrait of Peggy Baker and her legacy reveals why she is revered as one of the best choreographer/dancers the world has known.
Soundtrack For A Revolution and P-Star Rising
(Country: Austria, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck; Writer: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck; Stars: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Alfred Brendel, Aleksey Igudesman, Richard Hyung-Ki Joo, Stephan Knüpfer, Lang Lang)
An exploration of life in the classical music business and the pursuit of perfection.
(Country: USA; Year: 2009; Director: Gabriel Noble)
In the early Eighties, Jesse Diaz was a rising star in the hip-hop world. Now a broke single father in Harlem with two children to support, Jesse finds a shot at redemption in his nine-year-old daughter Priscilla Star, a precocious and immensely talented rapper. Director Gabriel Noble follows four years of father-daughter ups and downs as they navigate the grit and the glamour of the music biz.
RIP! A Remix Manifesto
(Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Brett Gaylor; Writer: Brett Gaylor; Stars: Cory Doctorow), Trailer
A documentary about copyright law and the call for a new way of handling intellectual property rights.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Josh Whiteman; Stars: Anton Corbijn)
A documentary about the filming of Ian Curtis biopic Control.
Soundtrack For A Revolution
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman; Writer: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman; Stars: The Roots, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, Richie Havens, Anthony Hamilton, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Angie Stone, Mary Mary, T.V. On The Radio)
A timeless film about the American civil rights movement told through its soul-stirring music.
Taqwacore: The Birth Of Punk Islam
(Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Omar Majeed; Stars: Michael Muhammad Knight)
A documentary about the impact of Michael Muhammad Knight's cult novel, which inspired the development of the Islamic punk movement.
Woodstock – Now And Then
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Barbara Kopple)
A documentary about Woodstock including interviews with musicians, fans and concert promoters.