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Wild Rose and The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps
Amazing Grace (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sydney Pollack; Stars: Reverand James Cleveland, Aretha Franklin, C.L. Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, Charlie Watts, Reverand James Cleveland, Aretha Franklin, C.L. Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Bernard Pretty Purdie)
Concert film about the recording of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace album.
Amazônia Groove (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Bruno Murtinho; Writer: Leonardo Gudel)
Documentary about the masters of the Amazon and the music originated in the region.
Bluebird (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Brian A Loschiavo; Stars: Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift)
Discover the origin stories of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville's accidental landmark that has altered the course of music history.
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Aaron Kunkel; Stars: Ashley Parker Angel, Lance Bass, Felix Burgos)
A look at the rise and fall of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman, who not only discovered NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, but set up one of the largest ponzi schemes in US history.
Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Eric Mahoney; Writer: Ian Jacobs, Eric Mahoney; Stars: Fred Armisen, David Yow, Matt Berninger, Linda Taylor)
This feature length documentary explores the seminal 90's rock band 3RA1N1AC from Dayton, OH and its creative force Tim Taylor.
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Carmine Street Guitars and Amazing Grace
Carmine Street Guitars (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ron Mann; Writer: Len Blum; Stars: Rick Kelly, Jim Jarmusch, Charlie Sexton, Eszter Balint, Dave Hill, Jamie Hince, Kirk (The Roots) Douglas, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Lenny Kaye, Cindy Hulej, Eleanor Friedberger, Stewart Hurwood, Christine Bougie, Travis Good)
A shop resisting gentrification.
The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2019; Director: Julia Parnell, Rob Curry; Stars: Bob Biggs, Daniel Dawson, James Dickson)
The story of lyrical genius, Martin Phillipps and his band, The Chills, is a cautionary tale, a triumph over tragedy, and a statement about the meaning of music in our lives.
Everybody’s Everything (Year: 2019; Director: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan; Stars: Lil Peep)
The story of artist Lil Peep (Gustav Ahr) from his birth in Long Island and meteoric rise as a genre blending pop star & style icon, to his death due to an accidental opioid overdose in Arizona at just 21 years of age.
The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Thom Zimny; Stars: Jonny Cash)
Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life, but his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary endeavours to bring Cash the man out from behind the legend.
Who Let The Dogs Out (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Brent Hodge; Writer: Brent Hodge, John Diemer, Jasleen Kau)
The story behind the song Who Let The Dogs Out, which became a hit for the Bahamian group Baha Men in 1998.
Wild Rose (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Harper; Writer: Nicole Taylor; Stars: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Gemma McElhinney, James Harkness, Ashley Shelton, Daniel Campbell, Vanya Eadie, Tracy Wiles, J. Thomas Bailey, James McElvar, Janey Godley, Robin Daugherty, Jeffrey Wilkerson)
A Glasgwegian single mum tries to make it in the world of country music.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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