Face the Music
Come together to enjoy the hypnotic combination that music and film create when they combine.
Tag along with alternative-music icon PJ Harvey, take a tour of the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem, and learn about the ubiquitous Baha Men earworm "Who Let the Dogs Out." If you're into music fests, check out the histories of Woodstock and Washington's own Gorge Ampitheatre. And if you're in the mood for biographical portraits, we've got profiles in Miles Davis, David Crosby, Luciano Pavarotti, Astor Piazzolla, Chilly Gonzales, and Patrinell Wright and her Total Experience Gospel Choir.
Ireland | 2019 | 90 minutes | Seamus Murphy
For her ninth studio album, alternative-music icon PJ Harvey visited Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington, D.C., to talk with locals and let their stories inspire her song lyrics, while filmmaker Seamus Murphy captured the moments in this ambitious documentary.
United Kingdom | 2019 | 114 minutes | Gurinder Chadha
A Pakistani teen living in Thatcher’s Britain has his world blown open when he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.
USA | 2019 | 95 minutes | A.J. Eaton
A multi-day interview with the controversial legend about his illustrious past and the transformative nature of music.
USA | 2019 | 64 minutes | Nic Davis
Dave Matthews and Hozier are featured in this doc about the history of Washington's best-known outdoor concert venue.
USA | 2019 | 115 minutes | Stanley Nelson
Narration based on the text of his autobiography joins interviews to form a portrait of the hard-living jazzman.
USA | 2019 | 94 minutes | Andrew Elizaga, Tia Young
The story of the indefatigable founder of the Total Experience Gospel Choir, an internationally recognized Seattle institution.
USA | 2019 | 114 minutes | Ron Howard
Luciano Pavarotti’s life and career as the world’s most popular operatic tenor is explored in this doc by Ron Howard.
Argentina | 2018 | 90 minutes | Daniel Rosenfeld
The archives of Astor Piazzolla enrich this look at his life as the master of the Argentine tango.
Germany | 2018 | 82 minutes | Philipp Jedicke
A bio of Canadian art-punk musician Chilly Gonzales, whose work runs the gamut from electro-rap to classical piano.
USA | 2019 | 101 minutes | Roger Ross Williams
Archival footage onstage and backstage enriches this portrait of the iconic Harlem theater.
Canada | 2019 | 70 minutes | Brent Hodge
A chronicle of the battle over who truly owns the ubiquitous titular Baha Men earworm.
United Kingdom | 2018 | 101 minutes | Tom Harper
Ex-con Rose-Lynn yearns to leave her humdrum Glasgow life and become a country-music star.