Outsider Music Documentariesby daniel_luke | created - 22 Apr 2014 | updated - 09 May 2014 | Public
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74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary about musical genius Gary Wilson. Hailing from a small town in New York State, he revolutionized music forever.
2. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.
Votes: 8,455 | Gross: $0.33M
3. Jandek on Corwood (2003)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
"The longest-running, weirdest, loneliest enigma in popular music is a guy from Texas who calls himself Jandek." Jandek on Corwood is the 89-minute documentary that explores this man, his world and his music.
4. I Know You Well (2015)
65 min | Documentary, Music | Completed
A documentary about Jandek one of the most mysterious American musicians with a large international cult following. The film provides rare access to the elusive performer and an intimate examination of Jandek's creative process.
Director: Ashkan Soltani-Stone
6. Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (2003 TV Movie)
R | 58 min | Documentary
Like a warped fun-house mirror, the song-poem industry has run parallel to the mainstream music business for close to a century; it's estimated that over 200,000 song-poems have been ... See full summary »
8. Haack: The King of Techno (2004)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Music
A look into the underground world of Bruce Haack, a genius whose past work continues to garner recognition with time. The homespun musician couldn't have done it without the support of his ... See full summary »
9. You're Gonna Miss Me (2005)
91 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.
Votes: 936 | Gross: $0.00M
27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
13. The Wild World of Hasil Adkins (1993)
Unrated | 29 min | Documentary, Short
Short subject documentary by Julien Nitzberg about the legendary "psychobilly" musician and infamous wild man Hasil Adkins. Filming takes place in Adkins' own yard, his shack, and at ... See full summary »
129 min | Documentary
This is a captivating journey into the world of a savant street musician and his lifelong struggle to become a successful recording artist, and to be loved. He is a street trumpeter and ... See full summary »
15. Everything's Coming My Way (2005)
48 min | Documentary, Music
Everything's Coming My Way is the portrait of Gordon Thomas, an 87-year-old New York singer still hoping for his big break. Gordon is a former big-band trombonist, a born storyteller, and ... See full summary »
Different Drummer (1989–1991)
Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary
This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated ... See full summary »
17. Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood (1999)
28 min | Documentary, Short
Jesco's trip to Los Angeles to appear in an episode of the Roseanne Barr show as an Elvis impersonating clog dancer is chronicled.
19. I Am Legend (1994 Video)
A biography of rock musician and pop-culture icon Johnny Legend. Included are clips from his concerts, film and television appearances, and interviews with co-workers and colleagues.
20. Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King (1993)
90 min | Documentary
From their underground days recording songs in their bedroom to their rise as one of rock music's most alternative bands, this documentary chronicles Jad and David Fair's formation of Half Japanese.
21. Multiple SIDosis (1970)
10 min | Short, Music
Short film utilizing quick cuts and multiple angles of a one-man-band musical performance by Sid Lavarents (who served as both film-maker and musician). Added to the National Film Registry,... See full summary »
22. Let Me Be Your Band (2003)
76 min | Music
See what wows Bowie, tunes in Beck and inspires the Cramps. It's a heart-pumping plunge off a curvy West Virginian highway that leads to the infamous One-Man-Rockabilly-Wild-Man, Hasil ... See full summary »
23. Buscando a Reynols (2004)
90 min | Documentary, Musical
Documentary about the Reynols music group, which the most notorious is that one of its members has Down Syndrome. Another peculiarity is that of having a discography published in the most dissimilar corners of the planet.
Director: Nestor Frenkel
24. Act Your Age: The Kids of Widney High Story (2010)
Documentary chronicles Kids' rise to underground cult fame over a ten year period, and incorporates the Kids' recent West Coast tour.