Made in dazzling style, this film exposes the toxic relationship between singer Elvis Presley and the influence of Black music upon him and his friendship with B.B. King.
High schooler Ruby, the only hearing member of her deaf family, has a good chance for a scholarship at a music college, but her family needs her badly as interpreter.
Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)
This is not a biography but a “perfect concert” that Hank Williams, on the night of his death in the back seat of his Cadillac, imagines he will give in a bar rather than the huge hall in Canton Ohio.
The Song of Names (2019)
French Canadian filmmaker writer-director François Girard, who gave us the exquisite The Red Violin in 1998, gives us another film in which a violin is important. Instead of transpiring over several centuries, this film spans the years from Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the night of a concert in 1951 to the 80s when a …
Western Stars (2019)
This concert doc. intersperses Bruce Springsteen, his wife & a 30-member band playing in his barn with shots of the West, home videos, & Bruce commenting thoughtfully.
A jazz teacher, using cruel methods to push his percussionist student to achieve perfection, raises the question of what happened to kindness & inspiration?