By Bob Margolin The more blues-driven musicians commandeered the instruments at the jam, and played some old favorite songs together, mostly Robert Johnson’s. This sounds like a common scene at open-mic jams […]
A ‘proof-of-concept’ trailer for a four-part series covering the post-punk scenes of the years 1978-82, using Simon Reynolds’ book ‘Rip It Up + Start Again’ as a roadmap. This version is a […]
Although the free jazz movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was much maligned in some jazz circles, its pioneers – brilliant talents like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and […]
A documentary revisiting the seminal works ‘The Plateaux of Mirror’ (1980) and ‘The Pearl’ (1984), by artists Harold Budd and Brian Eno. Rare interviews and anecdotes from the artists accompany a fan-crafted […]
When the Beatles land in America in the early 1960s, young men wearing their hair long strike the nation as an abomination. But within a few years, youthful rebellion grows more severe: […]
This documentary was produced by Musindo Mwinyipembe and David Koff for the Public Broadcasting (PBS) affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. PBS refused to air the film as the creators intended, and instead broadcast […]
BBC documentary 2013.
An intimate, revealing NHK documentary portrait of Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) follows the tireless animator from his announced semi-retirement in 2013 through his decision to develop Boro the Caterpillar, […]
Check out the new trailer directed by Pappi Corsicato!
Los Angeles-based director Jordan Blady, known for his videos for the likes of Microsoft and Spotify, talks about his short film, Syllables: “In terms of narrative, I am most fascinated by characters […]