Festival – The Newport Folk Festival

Festival – USA – 2005 – Documentary.  Excerpts from Newport Folk Festivals, 1963-1966. ” …In 1963, The Newport Folk Festival presented what most folkies consider to be the most remarkable festival ever. Included on the bill that year were such groundbreaking performers as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, The Staple Singers, Peter,… Continue reading Festival – The Newport Folk Festival

Touch the Sound

Touch the Sound – Germany – 2004 – Documentary.  “Educates in exhilarating ways, ways that are immediately applicable to how one lives one’s life.”-Newsday.  “Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s most celebrated percussionists, and has produced acclaimed work in the classical, pop, and avant-garde fields. Glennie’s collaborators include Icelandic avant-pop darling Björk, bluegrass-turned-jazz virtuoso… Continue reading Touch the Sound

Mad Hot Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom – USA – 2005 – Documentary.  This is a profile of several New York City’s public school kids and their journey into the world of ballroom dancing. The eleven-year-olds go from reluctantly participating in ballroom dancing to preparing to compete in the citywide finals.  “Expect to grin the entire time you’re watching”… Continue reading Mad Hot Ballroom