Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
A behind-the-scenes music documentary that reveals the messy, all-too human face of the low-budget music scene in stark contrast to the perceived glamour of an internationally touring rock band. Raised on a chicken farm in rural Nambour, on Australia's northeast coast, front men Geoff and Ben Corbett sought their artistic beginnings in the 80s, dabbling in punk and performance art. They milked their North Queensland roots relentlessly for its inbred, bigoted imagery, filtered through wicked wit and self-deprecation.
A would-be rap artist, Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith strives to make a name for himself on the Detroit music scene.
Fewer than 4 percent of New Zealand's population are Maori language speakers. Three teenagers from rural town Waipu have become unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve the indigenous language by making heavy metal inspired by Maori history.
While her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. This intimate portrait of Amy Winehouse presents a honest insight into the life of the troubled artist.
Aussie Battlers is an honest and witty look at the obsessive and dedicated world of MC Battling in Australia; a world where only true perfectionists make the grade ...(oh and it helps if you smoke a few cones for inspiration). This 55-minute observational documentary, by first-time documentary director Martin Taylor, follows competitors in Australia's most prestigious MC Battling event. The film focuses specifically on the MC battles, trailing the heat winners to the Australian National Finals.
A documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip-hop.
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease examines the life of a unique Australian artist. By 1995 16-year-old Ben Lee had written two solo albums of Dylan-inspired Indie folk pop - all while still in high school. He then left Australia to live in New York with actress girlfriend Claire Danes. In 1999, while promoting his third album 'Breathing Tornados,' Ben said he had made the greatest Australian album ever. As he put it: "People went ballistic - it's embarrassing in Australia if you have ambition. It's seen as being a traitor".
Follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n' roll and punk.
A stunning and profoundly moving biopic of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis, a tortured soul who committed suicide on the eve of the band's first US tour.
The star of the hit BBC series The Office, Brent hasn't given up on his dream of rock stardom. Assembling a group of musicians who are just in it for the money, and a talented rapper in an attempt to gain some street cred, Brent embarks on a self-financed tour - a last ditch effort to find fame and fortune.
The black-garbed, guitar-toting Mariachi plunges headlong into the dark underworld of a Mexican border town ruled by the drug lord Bucho. El Mariachi is out for revenge after Bucho killed his lover and put a bullet through his guitar-playing hand. Helping him is Carolina, the sultry-eyed owner of the local bookstore, which is also a drug drop. She's taking money from Bucho but soon she's in El Mariachi's arms.
DIG! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the Dandy Warhols, star crossed friends and bitter rivals. From the moment they met, The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre quickly bonded over a desire to not conform to the tastes of the recording industry. Yet, the bands' choices over how to express their creativity and originality in a profit-driven industry eventually put them at irreconcilable odds.
This semi-biographical drama from Mia Hansen-Love follows the rise of the 'French touch' electronic music scene in the 1990s, one that spawned worldwide superstars like Daft Punk and Cassius.
A celebration of an era of music, working for the cause and getting things done. But not in the expected way. DJ Kenny's job at an Aboriginal community radio station is about more than playing music. Short film.
This documentary follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's rock band Hole, as she struggles with fame and addiction. Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side.
The award-winning, hit musical filmed live in London's West End. This theatrical spectacle made theatre history by receiving an unprecedented four awards for best musical.
Pieced together from archival footage as well as new interviews with the remaining band members and musical experts, this is the definitive documentary about this influential and timeless band.
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