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
The Wrecking Crew – USA – 2015 – Documentary. “learn the stories behind the songs that defined a decade and the musicians who never got their due credit for providing the soundtrack of a generation.”-Seanax.com. Before the 1960’s British Invasion, pop music was divided into singers and bands. Most singers weren’t part of a band,… Continue reading The Wrecking Crew
The TAMI Show – USA – 1964 – Concert Film. THE essential record of mid-’60s rock music, the TAMI show was a concert dreamed up by promoters of a new TV camera with resolution fine enough to be shown in movie theaters. An all-star lineup was assembled, the show was performed before a live… Continue reading The TAMI Show
Mayor of the Sunset Strip – USA – 2003 – Documentary. From the Beatles to Bowie to Courteney Love to Coldplay and beyond, Rodney Bingenheimer has been a cherished “Zelig-like” figure in rock for over three decades. As a teenager motivated by his passion for music and the allure of celebrity, Rodney first hit L.A.’s… Continue reading Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Make it Funky – USA – 2005 – Musical Documentary. Let me state my bias right now. I believe New Orleans is the music capitol of the USA. Maybe not of imported highbrow music, like opera, but of home-grown US music. Then again, let’s talk of highbrow. The first American-born “classical” composer to gain adulation… Continue reading Make it Funky
The Sapphires – Australia – 2013 – Musical comedy. You wouldn’t think a true-story-based film about a group of girls singing for the troops in the Vietnam War could be fun, but this one is! Watch how an Irish blues-lover transforms a bunch of outback aboriginal Country & Western-singing sisters into a sizzling soul act.… Continue reading The Sapphires
Backbeat – 1994 – Anglo-German drama film directed by Iain Softley. It chronicles the early days of the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe’s German girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee).