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

From Mao to Mozart – Isaac Stern in China

From Mao to Mozart – Isaac Stern in China – USA – 1981 – Documentary In 1979, violin virtuoso Isaac Stern embarked on a goodwill tour of Red China. Filmmaker Murray Lerner went along for the ride, and the end result was the unforgettable feature-length documentary From Mao to Mozart. The best scenes involve Stern’s… Continue reading From Mao to Mozart – Isaac Stern in China

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club – Cuba – 1999 – Music Documentary.  “The music is incredible enough on its own–but the lives and the culture behind it, that’s what makes this documentary a must-see.”-Widgett Walls.  In 1996 famed musician Ry Cooder travelled to Havana, hoping to find some musicians who were legends in the 1950’s.  If they were… Continue reading Buena Vista Social Club

Still Bill

Still Bill – USA – 2010 – Documentary.   “A captivating, insightful, revealing and surprisingly moving documentary.”-NYC Movie Guru.  “There exists a rather tired bit of popular slang: “keeping it real”. Well I’m here to tell you that through this documentary you get to see a genuine person – no b.s., no window dressing –… Continue reading Still Bill

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