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BREATH CONTROL: THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BEAT-BOX

USA, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Mooks Backbeat)

Director: Joey Garfield

Michael Franti,The Fat Boys, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Mix Master Mike, Money Mark and a couple of dozen other MCs, DJs and assorted playas join forces to deliver the definitive history of the human beat-box. Along with break-dancing, graffiti, rasping and turntable gymnastics, beat-boxing was a key element in the development of Hip-Hop culture. Director Joey Garfield began his career as a writer for the Beastie Boys' Grand Royale magazine and is eminently qualified to piece together this fascinating overview of a hidden art.

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AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR-PART HARMONY

South Africa/USA, 2002
Winner of the Audience award and the Jury's Freedom of Expression prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival, Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a soul-stirring documentary that uses excl… More »

MC5: A TRUE TESTIMONIAL

USA, 2002
From the first thundering chord of Kick Out the Jams to the final frames recounting one of the most influential bands of the 60s/70s self-destructing in a blur of drink, drugs, record company machina… More »

THE HOWLIN' WOLF

USA, 2003
A 1965 installment of TV pop show Shindig: Rolling Stones Brian Jones and Mick Jagger gush about their inspirational first listen to Little Red Rooster. When it looks like the show's presenter is goi… More »

LIVE FOREVER

UK, 2003
Pompous pop stars, arrogant artists, cynical critics and ... the Gallagher brothers, all have their say in this wonderfully hyperactive and deliciously funny account of the short-lived and over-hyped… More »

JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW

USA, 2002
The New York Times called enigmatic jazz legend Jimmy Scott "the most unjustly ignored American singer of the 20th century". Best known for his heavenly voice and work with practically every legendar… More »

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