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  • Sensuality & Nationalism in Romantic Ballet

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 57 min

    Sensuality and Nationalism in Romantic Ballet shows facets of the 19th century Ballet that illustrate innovations beyond our common understanding of Ballet in this era. It offers a revolutionary focus highlighting the stories and characters of everyday people. This focus is inspired by a combination of dynamic influences from 'national dance'. The Ballet of this era transformed the aesthetics and technique of dance to become the vibrant link to the traditional dance form: classical ballet.

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  • Soul Power! The Early Years Episode 1

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 52 min

    Given that soul has always developed under very particular socio-economic conditions and that the historical background is charged with a topicality that remains significant to this day, the music story will be told within both a historical and political context. In so doing, Soulpower unites a period that spans from the end of the Second World War to the new millennium. From race music to Rihanna. From Bo Diddley to Beyoncé. From Aretha to Adele. From Al Green to Alicia Keys. A thrillingly told, groovy documentary series presenting the big names, the music, the conflicts and the attitude to life of the past 60 years and allows them to resonate.

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  • Soul Power! The Fusion Years Episode 3

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 52 min

    Given that soul has always developed under very particular socio-economic conditions and that the historical background is charged with a topicality that remains significant to this day, the music story will be told within both a historical and political context. In so doing, Soulpower unites a period that spans from the end of the Second World War to the new millennium. From race music to Rihanna. From Bo Diddley to Beyoncé. From Aretha to Adele. From Al Green to Alicia Keys. A thrillingly told, groovy documentary series presenting the big names, the music, the conflicts and the attitude to life of the past 60 years and allows them to resonate.

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  • Soul Power! The Golden Years Episode 2

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 52 min

    Given that soul has always developed under very particular socio-economic conditions and that the historical background is charged with a topicality that remains significant to this day, the music story will be told within both a historical and political context. In so doing, Soulpower unites a period that spans from the end of the Second World War to the new millennium. From race music to Rihanna. From Bo Diddley to Beyoncé. From Aretha to Adele. From Al Green to Alicia Keys. A thrillingly told, groovy documentary series presenting the big names, the music, the conflicts and the attitude to life of the past 60 years and allows them to resonate.

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  • Soul Power! The Renaissance Years Episode 4

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 52 min

    Given that soul has always developed under very particular socio-economic conditions and that the historical background is charged with a topicality that remains significant to this day, the music story will be told within both a historical and political context. In so doing, Soulpower unites a period that spans from the end of the Second World War to the new millennium. From race music to Rihanna. From Bo Diddley to Beyoncé. From Aretha to Adele. From Al Green to Alicia Keys. A thrillingly told, groovy documentary series presenting the big names, the music, the conflicts and the attitude to life of the past 60 years and allows them to resonate.

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  • Speaking In Code

    Various Artists

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    At first glance, Speaking in Code would appear to be just another documentary about electronic music. But one viewing reveals a series of character studies and vérité views of a musical genre, with an intimacy not seen since Don't Look Back took us inside of Dylan's folk music or The Decline of Western Civilization showed us the LA punk scene.
    Director Amy Grill follows a series of characters (including her techno-obsessed husband) over a number of years as some struggle to make it while others thrive in the world of electronic music. It's a window into a world filled with warehouse parties, endless gigs, international travel, risks, inventions, triumphs and breakdowns. The characters of Speaking in Code go through significant life changes that are as heartbreaking as they are sometimes humorous. These raw, honest moments unveil the idiosyncrasies of people who are make electronic music their lives.

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  • Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory

    Various Artists

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 10 min

    The Spanish-language musical form known as reggaeton took shape in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s. In lieu of emerging as its own unique and inimitable genre, it actually comprised a mélange of several pre-established genres - specifically, rap, hip hop, reggae and Caribbean music. Per its title, the documentary Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory discusses the evolution of reggaeton from an indigenous Puerto Rican style (born and bred in the poverty-strewn barrios of San Juan) to a transcontinental phenomenon. It also details reggaeton's ultimate status as a government-discouraged form of grassroots personal expression with incendiary political content that prompted widespread censorship, political crackdowns, and suppression. The documentary contains interviews and performances featuring reggaeton superstars such as The Luny Tunes, DJ Nelson, Mexicano 777 and many others.

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  • The Art of Baroque Dance - Folies D'espagne from Page to Stage

    Various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 42 min

    The Art of Baroque Dance examines 17th century Baroque dance from the sophisticated era of King Louis XIV. It explores the creative process and offers valuable insights into researching, reconstructing, re-creating, and performing a Baroque dance.

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  • The Art of McCartney

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    An iconic song writer and performer, Paul McCartney, has been providing the soundtrack to millions of peoples lives for over half a century. This documentary explores the making of a remarkable album: The Art of McCartney, features the finest artist of today paying their respect to the greatest. In this film you are going to hear from some of the artist who shaped The Art of McCartney, sharing their thoughts about Paul’s music and the songs they have recorded.

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  • The Charm of Group Dances

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 48 min

    A 19th Century Ball: The Charm of Group Dances reveals the interplay of the flirtatious group dances in the ballroom. The Grand March, Lancers Quadrille & Cotillon are demonstrated by professional dancers with slow motion, close up & overhead views.

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  • The New York Hardcore Chronicles

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 46 min

    Director Drew Stone’s The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film is an incredible journey through the community and culture of the iconic New York hardcore scene. Not the typical history of a local music scene but so much more. Shot in an episodic format, the film contains over 60 interviews, never before seen footage, photos and a blazing soundtrack. With appearances by Roger Miret & Vinnie Stigma (Agnostic Front), Lou Koller, Craig Setari (Sick Of It All) Ray Cappo (Youth Of Today), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard), Billy Milano ( S.O.D. / M.O.D.) and Mike Judge (Judge). The film addresses the community, culture, straight edge and DIY ethic of the hardcore scene in the greatest city in the world that is still vibrant, relevant and going strong to this day.

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  • The Road to Carnegie Hall

    Various Artists

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Fledgling musicians meet symphony's masters in this dramatic, behind-the-scenes look at a life-changing Carnegie Hall concert.

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  • The Story of MerseyBeat

    Various Artists

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 49 min

    Merseybeat, also known as beat music or British beat, took over the world in the early '60s thanks to the rise of a little band from Liverpool called The Beatles. Watch on as we delve into the story of how Merseybeat took hold of the world of music, with the help of some of Liverpool's finest; Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and of course The Beatles.

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  • The Story of Psychedelic Rock

    Various Artists

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 56 min

    The programme looks at a collection of live performances of the psychedelic movement, examining the music, the drugs and the people who were instrumental in its development and success. Including performances from Jimmy Hendrix, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and many more....

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  • The Whole Gritty City

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    The Whole Gritty City is a unique, fascinating window into the little-known world of New Orleans school marching bands. The documentary is a dramatic, music-filled story of children struggling to reach adulthood in one of America's most impoverished and violent cities. The film follows kids in three bands as the directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive. Navigating the urban minefield through moments of setback, loss, discovery, and triumph, these children and their adult leaders reveal the power and resilience of a culture.

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  • They Came to Play

    Various Artists

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to classically-trained, aged thirty-five to almost eighty, convene in Fort Worth, Texas for a week of intense competition, music and camaraderie. The film provides an intimate look into the lives of these colorful, multi-faceted competitors as they strive to balance the demands of work and family with their love of music. Years of dedicated preparation culminate in critical performances before a professional jury and discerning audience during three nerve-wracking elimination rounds.

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  • Troubadours Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore -- a style marked by vulnerable introspection and raw, naked emotion. Backed by little more than a lone acoustic guitar or simple piano, these exciting voices descended upon Los Angeles, the emerging epicenter of the American music scene, and the Troubadour, the famed West Hollywood club that nurtured this community of gifted young artists -- and blossoming critical, commercial sensations. Interweaving the intriguing story of the club that cemented their musical legacy, TROUBADOURS is a first-hand account of the genesis of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on the historic collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor, as well as on Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Elton John, and many others.

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  • Trovadores

    Various Artists

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 1 hr 13 min

    Troubadours is the story of four musical artists finding success, but nobody really knowing about it. Diego, Alvaro, Lorenzo and Julio all share the same town, an other-worldly and enigmatic city that protects them for days on end. Troubadours is a reflection on art and fame, unafraid of reaching into its insanity. It finds the adequate rhythm to portray the drives of different persons who have left everything behind them, and now keep forging ahead irrevocably. The magic to be found a gaze, the concealed beauty of an ordinary town or the sheer greatness of the insignificant are the overarching notions and ideas of this film.

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  • Trudell

    Various Artists

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    In this documentary filmmaker Heather Rae the engaging life story of Native American poet-prophet-activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants.

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  • Turn It Up

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    A celebration of the electric guitar, hosted by Kevin Bacon and featuring interviews & performances by B.B. King, Slash, Les Paul, Robby Krieger, John 5, Paul Stanley, Skunk Baxter, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson, and many more.

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  • Until the Light Takes Us

    Various Artists

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for.

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  • Victorian Era Couple Dances

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 54 min

    Dance Time: Victorian Era Couple Dances, Vol. 5 continues the tradition of The Romance of Mid-19th Century Couple Dances. The viewer re-visits the classic 19th century couple dances in order to explore 32 innovative step variations, which were developed in the last part of the 19th century. The Waltz flourished with turning embellishments; the Polka blossomed into playful variations; the Galop rose to a new level of expertise; and the Mazurka became the major showpiece of the era. As with all videos in the How to Dance Through Time series, the dances are introduced with a concise, historical overview and illustrated with authentic photographs and drawings. The steps were carefully researched from period manuscripts and are recreations of historical dances. Close up and slow motion views make learning the moves simple and fun. Dance historian and choreographer Carol Téten is an engaging presence in the series, providing historical context and calling out dance instructions as professional dancers demonstrate. Following each instructional section, dancers from the Dance Through Time company perform with authentic music and fashions of the era.

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  • We Fun: Atlanta, GA Inside/Out

    Various Artists

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 5 min

    We Fun: Atlanta GA Inside/Out is the 2009 documentary about the indie rock scene that recently exploded out of Atlanta, GA. From the producers of the cult classic Athens GA Inside/Out, We Fun features the Black Lips, Deerhunter, King Khan & the Shrines and more performing tracks from their groundbreaking albums. Featured on Pitchfork Media's One Week Only in 2009, We Fun is an important piece of music history, both as a companion to the original Athens documentary as well as a stand alone film about the new music business on the new musical horizon.

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  • The Brotherhood of the Blade

    Whitechapel

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 4 min

    Whitechapel's "The Brotherhood of the Blade" follows the band on tour and at home, and dives deep into the hearts and minds of the band. The video also features an entire live performance: a hometown gig filmed in Knoxville, TN at The International.

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  • Band In Seattle - Wild Powwers Episode 304

    Wild Powwers

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 23 min

    Wild Powwers has more oomph than Ws in their name. Jordan Gomes is a beast on bass, Lupe Flores is the human embodiment of a kick drum, and Lara Hilgeman manages to channel riot girl and soul diva at the same time. It’s dark and heavy and dirty and magical. The three of them bring in all kinds of influences, but it all still manages to sound like the same band in every song, somehow. This trio – no, trifecta – has the prolific songwriting chops and hardworking road mentality that it takes to make it as a band. They’ve got a unique sound, great attitudes, and songs that get lodged in the deepest, darkest bits of your brain.

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  • Broke Reprised

    Will Gray

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 24 min

    Broke* begins with the question, “Is it possible for an artist to break?” Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording of his debut album, “Honeysuckle Wine” (featuring production oversight by Grammy Award-winning producer, T Bone Burnett), Broke* chronicles the stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in the face of today’s music industry challenges. The film digs beneath the clichés and standard story lines to reveal an industry struggling to find a new identity and an artist who’s simply trying to establish one. Featuring candid interviews with industry insiders and intimate profiles of some of the brightest emerging musical talent in the country. With appearances from John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Seth Godin, and Buddy Miller. The question Broke* asks evolves throughout the film, as does Will’s definition of “breaking.” After Will’s passing in 2013, his team worked to tell the rest of his story, sharing his journey as an artist. Can a new act be “broken” and what does “breaking” mean to the industry, the artist, and the fan?

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  • The Unheard Music

    X

    Year: 1984

    Runtime: 1 hr 24 min

    X: The Unheard Music takes long, detailed, and often funny look at the LA music scene of the late 70s and 80s and focuses on the group that critics had singled out as the leader of the underground pack. The Unheard Music is a documentary that combines live footage of the band and interviews with the four members (as well as their friends and families) with surreal music videos and montages of newsreel footage and vintage television commercials which help to illustrate X's uphill struggle against the music industry. Their story rings true even today.

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  • PausePlay Interview

    Zara Larsson

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 11 min

    The one and only Zara Larsson came to chat with PausePlay about writing with MNEK, growing up with a singing sister, of course, her new album So Good, and a run in with Liam Gallagher.

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  • Double Down Live

    ZZ Top

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    Double Down Live was shot during their European tour in 2008 and combines great live performances, interview clips and back stage footage to create the ultimate ZZ Top on the road movie.

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