London Film Festival 2015

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American Epic (The American Epic Sessions) (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Bernard MacMahon; Stars: Jack White, T Bone Burnett)
Music legends gather in an LA studio to record on the Western Electric amplifier and Scully recording lathe
Danny Says (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Brendan Toller; Writer: Brendan Toller; Stars: Justin Bond, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Judy Collins, Alice Cooper, Danny Fields, Danny Goldberg, Steve Harris, Fayette Hauser, Jac Holzman, Billy James, Lenny Kaye, Wayne Kramer, Wayne Kramer, Gary Lucas, John Cameron Mitchell)
Documentary about Ramones manager Danny Fields.
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (Country: US, Cambodia, France; Year: 2014; Director: John Pirozzi)
Study of the Cambodian music scene before the Vietnam war.
Elephant Days (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: James Caddick, James Cronin)
Study of the Maccabees as they record their fourth album and the area of London where there music studio is based.
Fresh Dressed (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Sacha Jenkins; Writer: Sacha Jenkins; Stars: Pharrell Williams, Nas, Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani)
The history of hip-hop fashion from its birth in the South Bronx to its rise as a billion-dollar global industry.
Hot Sugar’s Cold World (Country: US, France; Year: 2015; Director: Adam Bhala Lough; Writer: Adam Bhala Lough, Hunter Stephenson; Stars: Frank Andrews, Danny Brown, Shelby Fero, Jim Jarmusch, Nick Koenig, Martin Starr, Himanshu Suri, Rachel Trachtenburg, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Victor Vazquez)
Documentary about electronic musician Hot Sugar.
The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory; Year: 2015; Director: Hany Abu-Assad; Writer: Hany Abu-Assad, Annemarie Jacir, Sameh Zoabi; Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah, Kais Attalah, Abdel Kareem Barakeh, Nadine Labaki, Ahmad Qasem, Saber Shreim)
The story of Mohammad Assaf – Gazan winner of Arab Idol.
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Amy Berg; Stars: Cat Power)
Documentary following the main stages of Janis Joplin’s life.
A Poem Is A Naked Person (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Les Blank; Writer: Les Blank; Stars: Leon Russell, Eric Anderson, Malissa Bates, David Briggs, Ambrose Campbell, Pete Drake, Mary Egan, Jim Franklin, George Jones, Charlie McCoy, Bill Mullins, Willie Nelson)
Documenting Leon Russll's Oklahoma recording studio from 1972-74.
THE RUINED HEART! Another Lovestory Between A Criminal And A Whore (PUSONG WAZAK! Isa Na Namang Kwento Ng Pag-ibig Sa Pagitan Ng Isang Kriminal At Isang Puta) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Khavn De La Cruz; Stars: Ian Lomongo, Cara Eriguel)
Boy meets girl. No, it’s not about that. Untimely death. You can’t protect yourself against that, ever.
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Bobbito Garcia; Writer: Bobbito Garcia; Stars: Common, Marc Ecko, El-P., Eminem, Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Nas, Rosie Perez, DJ Premier, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Pete Rock, The Roots)
The impact of the hip hop stars.
They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Johanna Schwartz; Writer: Johanna Schwartz; Stars: Songhoy Blues, Kharia Arby, Moussa Sidi)
The threat of fundamentalism to the African country's music.

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A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

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