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DOWNLOADED (Alex Winter, 2012)
The story of Napster's Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, whose desire to share music wounded an entire industry. ... Fans loved it, Metallica and Dr Dre vowed to destroy it, and after three years plunde… Read more

Fight for Your Right Revisited (Adam Yauch, 2011)
Adam Yauch's 2010 tongue-in-cheek homage to the Beastie Boys' breakthrough song, Fight For Your Right (to Party), picks up where the original video left off. ... Essentially an extended showcase vide… Read more

FILMAGE THE STORY OF DESCENDENTS ALL (Deedle LaCour,Matt Riggle, 2013)
"All these boy bands out there making a ton of money, they just swipe their shit from the Descendents." - Keith Morris (Black Flag, OFF!) ... Would the likes of Green Day and Blink 182 have existed w… Read more

FUCK OFF POLICE CAR (Bryan Little, 2009)
“It's a band that changed South African music, and that's as big a legacy as you can get.” ... Putting together an Afrikaans punk band started out as a kind of joke for the members of Fuck Off Po… Read more

GAINSBOURG BY GAINSBOURG: AN INTIMATE SELF-PORTRAIT (Pierre-Henry Salfati, 2011)
“Ugliness is, in a way, superior to beauty, because it lasts.” - Serge Gainsbourg ... Singer. Poet. Artist. Actor. Filmmaker. Novelist. Troublemaker. Icon. ... Serge Gainsbourg lived an extraordi… Read more

GLOBAL METAL (Scott McFadyen & Sam Dunn, 2007)
7 Countries, 3 Continents, 1 Tribe. ... Headbangers, filmmakers and anthropologists Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen once again hit the road to discover the impact heavy metal music has had on cultures out… Read more

GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT: THE LEGACY OF SUN RECORDS (Bruce Sinofsky, 2002)
When Sam Phillips opened a storefront recording studio in Memphis 50 years ago, he tapped the rich musical vein of the Mississippi delta and instantly sparked a revolution. Sun Records superstars inc… Read more

GRATEFUL DAWG (Gillian Grisman, 2000)
Grateful Dawg traces the decades long friendship between the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and bluegrass picker and musicologist, David Grisman, who met by chance at a Bill Monroe concert in 1964. ...… Read more

GUNNIN' FOR THAT #1 SPOT (Adam Yauch, 2008)
“The two-dozen high-school basketballers assembled in this stupefyingly enjoyable doc are the future Iron Men of the NBA.” - Time Out NY ... Rucker Park in Harlem looks no different to any other … Read more

HARANA (Benito Bautista, 2012)
"Infectiously winning ... honest and open-hearted, the kind [of film] that leaves behind the glow of romance." - Variety ... Once upon a time if a young Filipino man wanted to woo a girl there was on… Read more

I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE (Brendan Toller, 2008)
“Who wants to live in a world where the same strip mall is in every town and city, where everyone who helps you is in a stupid blue uniform?” - filmmaker Brendan Toller ... With wry humour and DI… Read more

I'M NOT DEAD YET (Janine Hosking, 2011)
Meet Chad Morgan, the dentally challenged king of Australian country music. ... For almost 60 years, Chad Morgan has been one of country Australia's quintessential and most beloved troubadours. A man… Read more

IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE: THE SHANE MACGOWAN STORY (Sarah Share, 2001)
This poignant, performance-driven documentary provides the first real film insight into the life and loves of one of rock's true icons. Broadly, it's the story of a songwriter of extraordinary genius… Read more

IGGY POP: LIVE AT THE A VENUE B (Serge Bergli, 2000)
The hard facts are that Iggy Pop is now, at 55, the age of most grandfathers and can still rock, shock and roll harder than most pups half his age. A veteran of more than 30 years in the music biz (a… Read more

IT MIGHT GET LOUD (Davis Guggenheim, 2008)
“A three-headed, amped-up, guitar-shredding slamdown powered by a pan-generational trio of rock gods.” - Variety ... Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) fires up the Marshall stack… Read more

JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN (Julien Temple, 2007)
Director Julien Temple will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the screening of Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten ... “Phenomenal, captures the spirit of rock and roll.” - Unc… Read more

JOHN PEEL'S RECORD BOX (Elaine Shepherd, 2006)
In a two-foot-long wooden box, renowned British DJ and broadcaster John Peel kept his most precious collection of 142 vinyl, seven-inch singles. John Peel's Record Box literally lifts the lid on this… Read more

KATE BUSH: UNDER REVIEW (, 2006)
“For me, Kate Bush was always a trump card when the tiresome ‘question' of female artistic genius came up.” - ObserverArguably the most unique female musician ever, Kate Bush's eclectic musical… Read more

LEMMY (Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski, 2010)
“More than any other rock musician, he is the baddest motherfucker in the world.” - Dave Grohl ... Lemmy Kilmister and God get in a fight, who wins? Trick question, Lemmy is God. Alice Cooper, La… Read more

LennoNYC (Michael Epstein, 2011)
"New York became a part of who John and I were. We couldn't have existed the same way anywhere else." - Yoko Ono ... Just when you thought nothing new could be said or seen of John Lennon, Michael Ep… Read more

LIBERTY OF NORTON FOLGATE, THE (Julien Temple, 2009)
“Madness have made the album of their career.” - Mojo ... Iconic UK ska band Madness is at it again - after over a decade of silence, they've released The Liberty of Norton Folgate, a sweeping lo… Read more

Lou Barlow: Goodnight Unknown (Adam Harding, 2010)
A revealing and intimate glimpse into the creative process of indie rock pioneer Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh and Folk Implosion. ... --- ... D/P Adam Harding TD betacamsp/2010 ... --- ... D/P … Read more

LOU REED'S BERLIN (PG) (Julian Schnabel, 2006)
“I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.” - Lou ReedLou Reed's Berlin album, released in 1973 to commercial failure and media excoriation, has been called Lou Reed's unknown masterpiece. A conce… Read more

MADE IN JAMAICA (Jérôme Laperrousaz, 2006)
“Made in Jamaica embraces both the spiritual and the carnal expressions of the island's best music.” - Toronto Film Festival Reggae is Jamaica's blues: A music of both desperation and hope. Inst… Read more

MERLE HAGGARD: LEARNING TO LIVE WITH MYSELF (Gandulf Hennig, 2010)
“I'm living proof that things go wrong in America and I'm also living proof that things can go right.” - Merle Haggard. ... Country music legend and poet of the common man Merle Haggard takes cen… Read more

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