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3.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

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"This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishi [...]
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Die Jahreszeiten =: The Seasons

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The Seasons is Haydn's musical manifesto addressed to nature and the countryfolk and heralds the dawning of the Romantic era in music.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Passenger: Opera in Two Acts

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Continuing its tradition of unearthing little-known 20th-century operas, the Bregenz Festival presented the first staged production of Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg's "The Passenger" in 2010. Written in 1967/68, the opera relates the chance meeting of a former concentration camp guard and one of her former inmates on an ocean liner years after the war.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden

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Shows these two klezmer bands both in performance and in the process of re-discovering this traditional music through its Yiddish, Eastern European, and early 20th Century American roots.
DVD
1987; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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This May Be the Last Time

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Documentary about Native American music from Oklahoma-based filmmakers Sterlin Harjo and Matt Leach, focusing on the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation dating back to the early 19th century that combines Creek, Scottish, and African influences, and telling stories of members of the Creek Nation and the influence of music. As important as the Creek hymns are to American history and culture, their survival is in jeopardy.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Havana

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The film tells about the lives and living conditions of the Cuban people years after the revolution. Interviews with authors and poets about their lives in Cuba.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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They Are We

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They are we is the story of a remarkable reunion that takes place 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave. Each December 17th they still perform them at the San Lazaro ceremony. After a chance discovery while working in West Africa, director Emma Christopher spent two years showing a film of the Gangá-Longobá songs and dances to several thousand people acros [...]
DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Portrait of David Toop Through His Records Collection

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The filmmakers visited David Toop in his home in the northern part of London, and listened to music for several days. The film asks: Does music have any limits? What is music?
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater

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Michael Tilson Thomas explores the lives of his grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, through a musical performance that features five performers and the New World Symphony orchestra, performed at the New World Center in Miami Beach. Founding members of the Yiddish Theater in America, the Thomashefskys owned theaters, published their own magazine, wrote columns in the popular Yiddish newspapers, sponsored and encouraged generations of young artists, brought countless Yiddish artists to America, tirelessly raised funds for progressive social causes, and, through it all, were adventurous trendsetters. This story presents a musical sound that few have heard, assimilating Eastern European klezmer and cantorial modes with American tones and rhythms.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: With the New York Philharmonic

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Leonard Bernstein earned glory as a composer, conductor, and pianist (classical and jazz), but nothing gave him more pleasure than the joy of teaching. He presented the unique blend of spoken words and music. He is an intensely interactive teacher, getting his audience to sing, springing a quiz full of trick questions. He can take the most abstruse subject and present them to a young audience with clarity, without condescension, and with a clear sense of the material's value. His subject-matter is enormously varied.
DVD
2004; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
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Exploring the World of Music

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An introduction to music with a global perspective, this program shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
14.

The King

Driving a Rolls-Royce once owned by Elvis Presley - with a revolving crew of musicians in the backseat - director Eugene Jarecki embarks on a cross-country road trip to explore how Elvis lost his authenticity as America lost its soul. Nominated for the Golden Eye Award at the 2017 **Cannes Film Festival**. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**. *"Sprawling and brilliant."* - David Ehrlich, ***indieWire*** *"Perceptive, probing and ultimately devastating, The King is for anyone who cares about where this country has been and where it's headed."* - Stephanie Zacharek, ***TIME Magazine***
Online
2019; 2017
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Amy

Amy

An **Oscar-winner** for Best Feature Documentary, AMY is a deeply moving portrait of 6-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse using powerful first-hand footage to bring her story to life, showcasing both her incredible talent and her tragic demise from the dual forces of addiction and celebrity. **BAFTA**-winner for Best Documentary. **Grammy**-winner for Best Music Film. Nominated for a Golden Eye at the **Cannes Film Festival**. "*Stunningly moving and Powerful. A Masterpiece.*" ***The Guardian*** "*A highly absorbing, sensitively told and ultimately devastating documentary directed by Asif Kapadia.*"- ***RogerEbert.com***
Online
2019; 2015
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Oasis: Supersonic

From the **Oscar** winning producers of *Amy* comes a riveting look at the meteoric rise of seminal 90's rock band *Oasis*, immersing us in the raucous rock stars’ fast-paced world of electrifying music, wild debauchery, and epic fraternal feuding. Winner of Best Documentary at the **UK Empire Awards**. "*Supersonic" boasts an ear-blasting, you-are-there immediacy, utilizing a treasure trove of archival photos and footage to make you feel present.*" - Mark Caro, ***The Chicago Sun-Times***
Online
2019; 2016
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Grace Jones

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival.** Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the **Washington DC Filmfest.** *"If you want a rock-n-roll, sexy, feel-good, empowering film, pull up to the theater in your most audacious outfit and get ready for the Grace Jones experience." - [...]
Online
2019; 2017
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Alonzo King Lines Ballet

The choreographer Alonzo King, acclaimed as “one of the few, true Ballet Masters of our times” by world-famous William Forsythe, works with his company The Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Before founding LINES Ballet in 1982 King has been working for companies around the world, including the Frankfurt Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Washington Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet. With its global perspective on dance the LINES Ballet attracts worldwide attention combining modern dance and classical ballet. Alonzo King gives his dancers the chance to get involved into the creative process of the choreography. Critics often comment on the “new language” or “re-invention of form” arising in King‘s choreographies..
Online
2016; 2011
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From the Back of the Room - Women in the DIY Music Movement

Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today.. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives. Features interviews with Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Slade (Tribe 8), Cynthia Connolly, Allison Wolfe (Brat [...]
Online
2016; 2011
20.

Don't Look Back

Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker. The legendary documentarian finds Dylan in England during his 1965 tour, which would be his last as an acoustic artist. In this wildly entertaining vision of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, Dylan is surrounded by teen fans, gets into heated philosophical jousts with journalists, and kicks back with fellow musicians Joan Baez, Donovan, and Alan Price. Featuring some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” DON'T LOOK BACK is a radically conceived portrait of an American icon that has influenced decades of vérité behind-the-scenes documentaries.
Online
2019; 1967