Films centered on music are accompanied by musical events including live performances by cult bands and improvised film soundtracks.
The Swell Season and Backyard
(Country: Iceland; Year: 2010; Director: Árni Sveinsson; Stars: Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson)
A Rejkjavik musician decides to put on a music festival in his own backyard.
Bob And The Monster
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Keirda Bahruth; Stars: Bob Forrest, Steven Adler, Courtney Love, Flea, Iris Berry)
Musician Bob Forrest talks about his days with Thelonius Monster and his struggle with heroin addiction.
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
(Country: United States; Year: 2011; Director: Michael Rapaport; Stars: Q Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Mary J. Blige, Common, Mos Def, Adam Horowitz, Ludacris, Red Alert)
The story of the legendary hop hop act, from high school to superstardom and beyond.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
(Country: USA; Year: 2010; Director: Chris Metzler, Lev Anderson; Writer: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler)
A documentary about the 25 year career of Fishbone, the unique punk/funk underground band considered by many fans to be the best in the world.
No One But Me
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Brian Ross; Stars: Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, Kenny Lynch)
Annie Ross is a jazz giant. Raised in Glasgow, her seven-decade career runs the gamut from precocious child star – ‘the Scottish Shirley Temple’ – to indefatigable living legend. In this intimate, revealing profile, she discusses her many lives from Paris singer in the 1940s to incomparable lyricist in the 1950s and Covent Garden impresario in the 1960s. Along the way there are tales of Billie Holiday, her lover Lenny Bruce, triumph and tragedy, drug addiction and her deep, abiding affection for beloved brother Jimmy Logan. Throughout it all there is the beautiful, beguiling music often with her own lyrics and always performed in her inimitable style.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone and Bob And The Monster
The Other F Word
(Country: USA; Year: 2011; Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins; Writer: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins; Stars: Jim Linberg, Tony Adolescent, Lars Frederiksen, Flea, Ron Reeves, Fat Mike)
An encounter with punk heroes who are adjusting to fatherhood.
The Phantom Of The Opera
(Country: USA; Year: 1925; Director: Rupert Julian; Writer: Gaston Leroux, Walter Anthony, Elliott J. Clawson, Bernard McConville, Frank M. McCormack, Tom Reed, Raymond L. Schrock, Jasper Spearing, Richard Wallace; Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry)
Known as ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’, Lon Chaney was the undisputed master of horror in the 1920s and one of the biggest box-office stars in the history of Universal Pictures. This stunning silent version of the Gaston Leroux classic remains one of his creepiest productions. Lovingly restored, it features a groundbreaking use of two-strip technicolor in the notorious Bal Masque sequence and hand tinting elsewhere. Chaney finds the pathos in the scarred composer, haunting the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera house, obsessed with a beautiful young soprano whom he kidnaps to ensure she will only ever sing for him. This screening is accompanied by live music on the Wurlitzer Cinema Organ played by organist David Gray.
The Swell Season
(Country: US, Czech Republic, Ireland; Year: 2011; Director: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis; Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová), Official Site
Documentary following the songwriters and stars of Once, after their triumphant Oscar win.