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Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013 Documentary)
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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (91 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
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A Band Called Death (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded. (96 mins.)
 
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A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2012 Documentary)
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Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born... (98 mins.)
 
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Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film (2012 Documentary)
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A collection of live performances and a glimpse of the road from Bill Callahan's American leg of the 2011 Apocalypse tour. (60 mins.)
Director: Hanly Banks
 
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Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger (1988 Documentary)
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(78 mins.)
 
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Bayou Maharajah (2013 Documentary)
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Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black... (90 mins.)
Director: Lily Keber
 
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Arena (1975 TV Series)
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Wide-ranging arts programme.
 
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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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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012 Documentary)
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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star. (113 mins.)
 
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Brothers Hypnotic (2013 Documentary)
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For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "brotherhood" is literal: they're all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend...
Director: Reuben Atlas
 
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Downloaded (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Winter
 
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Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart (2013 Documentary)
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In marked contrast to "Color Me Obsessed," director Gorman Bechard's risky yet rewarding 2011 Replacements... (97 mins.)
Director: Gorman Bechard
Stars: Grant Hart