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1.
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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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
 
3.
Shine a Light (2008 Documentary)
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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
4.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
5.
Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts)... (92 mins.)
Director: Adrian Maben
 
6.
Concert for George (2003 Documentary)
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George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death. (146 mins.)
Director: David Leland
 
7.
The Song Remains the Same (1976 Documentary)
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A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with lived music, a bizarre fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band. (137 mins.)
 
8.
The Doors: When You're Strange (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
9.
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
 
10.
Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
11.
La Bamba (1987)
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
 
12.
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
 
13.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court (1994 Documentary)
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Pink Floyd's final live show in 1995. (145 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
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Sade: Lovers Live (2002 Documentary)
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(116 mins.)
Director: Sophie Muller
Stars: Sade
 
20.
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002 Documentary)
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A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma... (48 mins.)
Director: Jeroen Berkvens
 
21.
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
 
22.
Jimi Hendrix (1973 Documentary)
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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done... (98 mins.)
Director: Joe Boyd, John Head
 
23.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
24.
Crossroads (1986)
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born. (99 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
25.
Pirate Radio (2009)
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A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
26.
Backbeat (1994)
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history. (100 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
27.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
28.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
29.
The Soloist (2009)
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A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
30.
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006 Documentary)
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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. (103 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
Cadillac Records (2008)
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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. (109 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
 
33.
Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Documentary)
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A double-DVD set which features over five hours of previously unreleased concert and archival performance footage from Led Zeppelin, spanning the years 1969 to 1979. (320 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Page
 
34.
Wild Man Blues (1997 Documentary)
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen... (105 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
35.
Classic Albums (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1997)
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The making of Fleetwood Mac's legendary Rumours album is chronicled. Interviews with all five band members are included...
 
36.
This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
37.
Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
38.
Sade Live (1994 Documentary)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Sophie Muller
Stars: Sade
 
39.
The Commitments (1991)
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live (2013 Documentary)
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The Rolling Stones historic and triumphant return to Hyde Park was without doubt the event of the summer... (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Dugdale
 
42.
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock (1999 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
 
43.
Neil Young Journeys (2011 Documentary)
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Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Neil Young
 
44.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
45.
Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J (2004 Documentary)
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Live, intimate and raw, ERIC CLAPTON - SESSIONS FOR ROBERT J is Eric Clapton's tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson... (97 mins.)
 
46.
The Miles Davis Story (2001 Documentary)
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A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Dibb
 
47.
Bird (1988)
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. (161 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
49.
The Blues (2003 TV Series)
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.
 
50.
Deep Blues (1992 Documentary)
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Music critic Robert Palmer narrates the insightful story of Delta blues and North Mississippi hill country blues. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Mugge
 
51.
Get on Up (2014)
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A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. (139 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
52.
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987 Documentary)
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This documentary covers the concert at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's sixtieth birthday, and also discusses his life and career. (120 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
53.
Let It Be (1970 Documentary)
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The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart. (81 mins.)
 
54.
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996 Documentary)
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Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special... (65 mins.)
 
55.
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (1997 Documentary)
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In August 1970 600,000 fans flocked to the Isle of Wight to witness the third and final festival to be held on the island... (127 mins.)
Director: Murray Lerner
 
56.
Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 (2006 Video)
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(73 mins.)
 
57.
David Bowie: Five Years (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career. (60 mins.)
Director: Francis Whately
 
58.
Eric Clapton Planes Trains and Eric (2014 Documentary)
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Eric Clapton is one of the most revered and influential guitarists of all time. From his early days with the Yardbirds... (155 mins.)
Director: Dave Maxwell
 
59.
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off. (118 mins.)
Director: John Ridley
 
60.
Monterey Pop (1968 Documentary)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. (78 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
61.
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about American blues musicians. (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Mandel
 
62.
B.B. King: Live (2011 Video)
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The man needs no introduction. Truly the reigning king of blues, over the last 60 years B.B. King has... (55 mins.)
Stars: B.B. King
 
63.
Ringo Starr and the Roundheads Live (2012 Documentary)
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Filmed at this historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois - this amazing, one-night-only event presents... (56 mins.)
Director: Joe Thomas
 
64.
B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012 Documentary)
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The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Brewer
 
65.
Northern Soul (2014)
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Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. (102 mins.)
 
66.
The Wrecking Crew! (2008 Documentary)
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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. (101 mins.)
Director: Denny Tedesco
 
67.
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul." (101 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
68.
Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary portrait of one of the world's superstars of Jazz, pianist Keith Jarrett, exploring his life and work.
Director: Mike Dibb
 
69.
Rudderless (2014)
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A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. (105 mins.)
Director: William H. Macy
 
70.
Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015 Documentary)
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A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. (81 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
71.
That Thing You Do! (1996)
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A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Hanks
 
72.
Roger Waters the Wall (2014)
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Details one of the most elaborately staged theatrical productions in music history as Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters performs the band's critically acclaimed album The Wall in its entirety. (132 mins.)
 
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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.
 
74.
David Gilmour in Concert (2002 Video)
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(97 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
75.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
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Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
76.
Amy (2015 Documentary)
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The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. (128 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
77.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
78.
Vinyl (2016 TV Series)
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A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene. (60 mins.)
 
79.
Austin to Boston (2014 Documentary)
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5 old VW's. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. Featuring Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff and Bear's Den. (72 mins.)
 
80.
Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street (2006 Documentary)
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This 90 minute, 3-act documentary details the rise & fall of Maxwell Street, Chicago's great outdoor market, the birthplace of the electric blues and where "the only color that mattered was green". (90 mins.)
Director: Phil Ranstrom
 
81.
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary about the rise of The Police. (79 mins.)
 
82.
The Sapphires (2012)
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It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. (103 mins.)
Director: Wayne Blair
 
83.
Keep on Keepin' On (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition. (84 mins.)
Director: Alan Hicks
 
84.
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000 TV Movie)
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A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles. (85 mins.)
Director: David Carson
 
85.
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015 Documentary)
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Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators. (103 mins.)
Director: Amy J. Berg