Sep 13. Pete Seeger, the Power of Song

Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary.  Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century.  Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best-known songs including “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and… Continue reading Sep 13. Pete Seeger, the Power of Song

Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind

Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary. “One of the great talents of her or anyone else’s generation gets the royal treatment with this superb two-hour (with bonus material) documentary. It’s all here (via interviews, including conversations past and present with Mitchell herself, photos, generous helpings of concert… Continue reading Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind

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