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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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  • Another Beat

    Dr. Dre

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 1 hr 4 min

    Music producer, Apple executive and N.W.A. rapper recently announced that he would be releasing his first album since 1999, featuring guests such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg amongst many others. From his humble beginnings with the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, to his brash coming out party with N.W.A., and now as a mentor to some of the greatest recent talent in rap, the Compton-born producer has never eased his stranglehold on the game. Ranked at the top of the Forbes rich list in 2014, Andre Romelle Young, aka Dr. Dre is set to become one of the first hip-hop billionaires in the world!

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  • The Movie

    Hava Nagila

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 13 min

    A documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish standard that follows the around-the-world journey of the song from Ukraine to Youtube, of the song "Hava Nagila."

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  • The Mavericks Of American Dance

    The Joffrey Ballet

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

    The Joffrey Ballet: Mavericks of American Dance, narrated by Mandy Patinkin, tells the full story of this groundbreaking company, from their founding in 1956 to the present.

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  • Freestyle: The Art of the Rhyme

    Various Artists

    Year: 2000

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    Over 15 years in the making, the world of improvisational rap, is explosively explored in this award wining and critically acclaimed authentic look into the life, music and history of 1990's underground hip hop culture! Packed with rare and archival footage of some of the most amazing MC's ever to bless the mic, the film features the story of MC Supernatural and his quest to become a champion, battling many in his way including his arch nemesis Craig G of the famed Marley Marl Juice Crew. Made by a grass roots co-operative of independent local community filmmakers, b-boys, DJ's, and MC's, this documentary takes us on a journey through the previously unexamined dimensions of hip hop as a spiritual and community based art form. Combining the best of independent art house cinema within the hip hop mix tape format, the film features legendary battles from New York to LA, including The Lyricist Lounge, Project Blowed, and The Wake Up Show! The artists featured in the film, from Mos Def to Notorious BIG provide insight into one of the least seen faces present in the music: improvisation and creativity. Structured with insights from the Last Poet's esteemed Abioudun Oyweole and jazz & rap historians Freestyle connects the dots from the pain and love of yesterday's poets to today's hip-hop innovators. Revealing the art forms stunningly emotional outlet; whether sharing energy in a street corner cipher for block cred or a stadium's commercial rap performance full of 1,000s of paying fans. Like the Griots of Africa or the wail of Coltrane's saxophone, today's hip-hop MCs all have a similar purpose: to share their experience with others hungry for truth, community and healing.

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  • Echotone

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    A New York Times Critics' Pick and one of Paste Magazine's Top Documentaries of 2011, ECHOTONE is a cultural portrait of the modern American city examined through the lyrics and lens of its creative class. Featuring Black Joe Lewis, Cari Palazolo, Bill Baird, Dana Falconberry, and performances by Ghostland Observatory, The Octopus Project, the Black Angels and more, this lyrical documentary provides a telescopic view into the lives of Austin's vibrant young musicians as they grapple with questions of artistic integrity, commercialism, experimentation, and the future of their beloved city. Directed by Nathan Christ and photographed by Robert Garza.

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  • Hip Hop Don't Stop

    Various Artists

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    This film gives us the definitive chronicle of hip-hop from its beginnings. See the evolution of music with vintage footage, live performances and exclusive interviews with hip hop legends including Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy and many more….

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  • Dear Jack

    Jack's Mannequin

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 8 min

    The West Coast pop-punk quartet Jack's Mannequin experienced a sad and difficult day in 2005, when frontman Andrew McMahon - then only 23 years old - received a diagnosis from his physician that he had contracted cancer. In response, McMahon began shooting a deeply personal, self-reflexive video diary of the days in between that initial diagnosis (which coincided with the first Jack's Mannequin album, Everything in Transit) and the onset of his treatment; that footage appears in this intimate release. The material also includes footage from McMahon's childhood in the 1980s and 1990s, and behind-the-scenes material documenting the production of Everything in Transit. Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee narrates.

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  • Rap Sheet

    Lil Wayne

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    In this film we take an intimate look into the lives of one of the most famous rappers in the world. Including interviews from industry experts and Lil Wayne himself, this is a must see for any Lil Wayne fan.

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  • Episode 3: You Wear It Well

    London Calling The Untold Story Of British Pop Music 

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 52 min

    In the late 60s the album, formerly just a collection of singles, established itself as the ultimate musical statement, and an album sleeve art culture was born that forsook obvious band photos for graphical invention and far more ambitious visual pastures. We open this episode with the story of the fashions that accompanied British pop and the people who had the look. No other country's musicians share even a fraction of the image-fixation that has always characterised the best British pop. From The Beatles' moptop hairdos to the punks' Mohicans, the grey shirts of Joy Division to the tunic and feathers of Adam Ant, the androgynous glitz of glam rock to the Jewish Rastafarian chic of Culture Club, the sharp lines of Mod to the dungarees of acid house, Anthony Price suits to the gypsy romance of Dexy's Midnight Runners and beyond, British music always comes packaged with an ingeniously constructed image. We follow this with the story of successive waves of pioneering British album art, from the sensual psychedelia of Nigel Waymouth and Hapshash in the 60s, to the domination of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis in the 70s, with their elaborate surrealist imagery and visual puns, to the situationist shock tactics of Jamie Reid and punk, the industrial minimalism and fresh fonts of Peter Saville, Malcolm Garrett and the Manchester connection, and on to the appropriately anonymous, computer generated flyers of the rave age. This is the story of how British pop captured the world's heart through its eyes.

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  • Final 24: His Final Hours

    Tupac

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 48 min

    The most successful hip-hop artist of all time, Tupac Shakur has just finished shooting his latest video in Los Angeles. The ultimate gangster-rapper, Tupac says he will one day go out in a blaze of glory. In 24 hours, his prophecy will come true... Although reluctant about going to Las Vegas to play a gig, Tupac eventually relents, and enjoys some high stakes gambling before attending a heavyweight prizefight featuring his friend, Mike Tyson. Pumped up by Tyson's victory, Tupac is himself involved in a violent brawl, and heads back to his hotel to freshen up. When he finally arrives at the club for his own performance, a white Cadillac pulls up and a gunman fires a heavy round of bullets at the rapper's car. Mortally wounded with a punctured lung, Tupac dies six days later in hospital. He is only 25. Featuring archival footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with his family and friends, we document the final moments of Tupac Shakur's life.

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  • No New Kinda Story: The Real Story of Tooth & Nail Records

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Tooth & Nail Records was started in 1993 by Brandon Ebel and quickly became the most controversial record label of the '90s. No New Kinda Story is a no-holds-barred, behind the scene look at the rise, fall, and rebirth of the iconic label.

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  • Africa Unite

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 29 min

    A singular and masterfully executed film that is at once concert tribute, Marley family travelogue, and humanitarian documentary, Africa Unite ignites the screen with the spirit of world-renowned reggae icon Bob Marley in its every frame. In commemoration of Bob's 60th birthday, Africa Unite is centered on the Marleys' first-time-ever family trip to Ethiopia. There, in the capital city Addis Ababa, three generations of Marleys take part in a landmark one week event including a 12-hour concert like no other, attended by more than 350,000 people from around the world, with the ultimate purpose of inspiring the young generations of Africa to unite for the future of their continent. Features electrifying on-stage performances by the Marley brothers, a soundtrack studded with Bob Marley studio classics, appearances by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador/actor Danny Glover, world music sensation Angelique Kidjo, and a host of other musicians.

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  • Divided Time

    Various Artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 55 min

    Divided Time is a documentary that explores the balance between fatherhood and pursuing a career as a recording artist. Filmmaker William Feagins, Jr. shines a spotlight on a group of passionate musicians who are working towards achieving their dreams until life happens and then the pursuit becomes how to still go after the dream and maintain a family without giving up. The film examines fatherhood, relationships, the impact being a father had on their music, as well as the financial and personal sacrifices that are made to obtain the success that many want but very few obtain.

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  • From Mambo to Hip Hop

    Various Artists

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 8 min

    From Mambo to Hip Hop: A Bronx Tale tells a story about the creative life of the South Bronx and the creation of the New York salsa sound. FEATURING: Angel Rodri­guez, Benny Bonilla, Bobby Sanabria, Bom 5, Carlos "Charlie Chase" Mandes, Clemente "Kid Freeze" Moreno, Curtis "Caz" Brown, David Gonzalez, Mr. and Mrs. Salsa, Eddie Palmieri, and more.

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  • Homecoming

    Adele

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr

    Through her own words, video and live performance, this documentary takes an incredible look at the life of this fantastic artist.

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  • Sin Mapa

    Calle 13

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    In the tradition of their irreverent music and innovative videos, Calle 13's original documentary follows the Puerto Rican hip-hop and alternative-reggaeton duo's spiritual journey through the high plains of Bolivia and Peru.

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  • 93 'Til Infinity

    Souls of Mischief

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Til Infinity is a full length documentary celebrating the twenty year anniversary of the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief album 93 Til Infinity With over 50 interviews with notable MC's, producers and DJ's Til Infinity offers a retrospective and in-depth look at the famed Hieroglyphics crews landmark 1993 debut album Oakland California filmmaker Shomari Smith interviewed the entire Hieroglyphics collective while traveling across the country to capture intimate dialog with hip hop notables.

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  • Take One: A Documentary Film About Swedish House Mafia

    Swedish House Mafia

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 45 min

    A music documentary following the last tour of the band Swedish House Mafia in 2012/2013, the film tells a story of friendship and huge success.

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  • D Tour A Tenacious Documentary

    Tenacious D

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    A documentary focusing on Tenacious D's world tour in support of their film and soundtrack to 'Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny'.

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  • On The Road To Spearfish

    Billy Talbot Band

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    Billy Talbot is best known as a founding member of Crazy Horse, perhaps the most famous backing band in the world. Throughout his decades touring and recording with Neil Young, Talbot has always written and played his own music. On The Road To Spearfish evokes a journey that is at once of this world and mythic. The spirit of what Talbot has helped create with Neil Young and Crazy Horse over many years also flows through the record on a more personal scale, channeled through Talbot s meditations on the world of Spearfish and beyond.

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  • An Ox's Tale

    John Entwistle

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 19 min

    In 1964, The Who became one of the key figures of the British Invasion, taking the American music scene by storm. While Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend and Keith Moon took the spotlight with their on stage antics, John Entwistle, dubbed "The Quiet One," stood in the shadows... poised to become the biggest bass player in rock and roll. With his arena-rock days behind him, Entwistle continued down his own path, finding great musical freedom with the John Entwistle Band. In 2002, after years of touring his solo project, Entwistle couldn't resist the lure of bringing back one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. Tragically, plans for The Who's North American Reunion Tour were cut short when on the eve of the first show John was found dead in his Las Vegas hotel room. "The Ox," as Entwistle was affectionately known, left behind many fans and several unfinished projects. With his passing, the world lost a musical legend, dubbed Guitar Magazine's "Bassist of the Millennium." Narrated by Peter Frampton, John Entwistle: An Ox's Tale covers the life of John Entwistle, from his first public performance at the age of 14 to his feelings about The Who's most recent reunion. This film contains the last footage and interviews ever shot with Entwistle, offering the one chance for fans to discover the real life behind the man who far exceeded his greatest aspirations.

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  • Swearing Words in Glasgow

    Scott Ian

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 2 hr 17 min

    Legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN had a lot to say on the European and United States legs of his ground-breaking Swearing Words Tour. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general 'you won't believe this' experiences Scott Ian certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share. 'Swearing Words' is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he's met, and the events that coincide.

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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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