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Mistaken for Strangers (2013 Documentary)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt. (75 mins.)
Director: Tom Berninger
 
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker. (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kijak
 
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
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Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts... (139 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
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Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
 
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs. (208 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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Joy Division (2007 Documentary)
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band. (93 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
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Control (2007)
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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007 Documentary)
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As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death... (124 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
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Dig! (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor. (107 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
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Meeting People Is Easy (1998 Documentary)
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff. (99 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
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Radiohead: 7 Television Commercials (1998 Video)
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Features 7 music videos from the British band, Radiohead. Covering their singles from the albums The Bends and OK Computer, this features songs like Street Spirit (Fade Out), Paranoid Android, and High and Dry. (34 mins.)
 
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All Tomorrow's Parties (2009 Documentary)
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A kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties. (82 mins.)
 
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Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
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Classic Albums (1997 TV Series)
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A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
 
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Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here (2012 Documentary)
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"Wish You Where Here" was released September, 1975. Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Manson and Richard Wright as they tell the story of the creative process of this album. (85 mins.)
Director: John Edginton
 
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PNYC: Portishead - Roseland New York (1998 Documentary)
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Portishead concert in the Roseland Ballroom, New York City, on the 24th July 1997 with tracks from the... (93 mins.)
Director: Dick Carruthers
 
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005 Documentary)
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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
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Sigur Rós: Heima (2007 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland... (97 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
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A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62. (135 mins.)
Director: Joann Sfar
 
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I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
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Last Days (2005)
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A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain. (97 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
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24 Hour Party People (2002)
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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world. (117 mins.)
 
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Screaming Masterpiece (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians. (87 mins.)
 
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No Distance Left to Run (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the English rock band Blur. (104 mins.)
 
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It Might Get Loud (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. (98 mins.)
 
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9 Songs (2004)
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In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters. (71 mins.)
 
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Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
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Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story (2011 Documentary)
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Gatling Pictures' "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story" examines the life and work of Mark Sandman... (86 mins.)
 
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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 Documentary)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Bulger
 
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Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013 Documentary)
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Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses. (97 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows