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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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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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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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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.

Punk in Africa

Three chords, three countries, one revolution…PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Online
2018; 2012
15.

The Harder They Come

Ivanhoe Martin (Jimmy Cliff) arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton (Bob Charlton), soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status, all while his record is topping the charts.. "The definitive postcolonial cult-movie musical." - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice. "THE HARDER THEY COME is always exuberant, and sometimes strong, as casually surprising and effortlessly sinister as the blade sliding out of a gravity knife." - Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
Online
2018; 1974
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God Help the Girl

From writer/director Stuart Murdoch (lead singer of beloved indie pop group Belle & Sebastian) comes a delightfully different musical. Eve (Emily Browning, American Gods) is a young woman who is low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass (Hannah Murray, Game of Thrones) and fastidious James (Olly Alexander), and together they decide there's only one thing to do: form a pop group.. Winner of a Special Jury Prize for World Cinema - Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for an Audience Award in the 24 Beats Per Second Competition at the SXSW Film Festival. Nominated for Best Film in the Generation 14plus Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Online
2018; 2014
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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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A Poem Is a Naked Person - Musician Leon Russell

Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about beloved singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Yet it has not been released until now. Hired by Russell to film him at his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, Blank ended up constructing a unique, intimate portrait of a musician and his environment.. Made up of mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing, both in concert and in the studio, as well as off-the-cuff moments behind the scenes, this singular film—which also features performances by Willie Nelson and George Jones—has attained legendary status over the years. It’s a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Blank’s cinematic daring and Russell’s immense musical talents..
Online
2016; 1974
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

A long-overdue look at one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in rock history.The film explores his music and career, from his early days as a jobbing bass player on the Sunset Strip, to mega-stardom in Britain’s swinging 60’s pop scene as lead singer of The Walker Brothers, to his evolution into one of the most astonishing soundmakers of the last few decades...He’s 63 years old and released his first album in over 10 years, "The Drift"on 4 A.D. Records last year to wide-spread critical acclaim. The film features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album as well as interviews with friends, collaborators, and fans including, among others:..David Bowie, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Brian Eno, Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Neil Hannon (The Divine Com [...]
Online
2017; 2006
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The Source Family

The Source Family was a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise...Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways...The Source provides an intimate, insiders’ view at this incredible group of people through their own archival photos, home movies, audio recordings, and contemporary interviews with members of the family. Serving as a highly persona [...]
Online
2017; 2012