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SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS: I PUT A SPELL ON ME (Nicholas Triandafyllidis, 2001)
"Screamin' Jay Hawkins is just like Snoop Dogg. You ask him how many men he's killed!" One of the many fascinating disclosures in the first ever documentary about the underground R&B legend. Known th… Read more

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL (Mat Whitecross, and if you want a message)
\The moral of this story is don't go looking for morals to stories ... Read more

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS (Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace, 2012)
“Equal parts funeral and party, the wonderful LCD Soundsystem documentary/concert film Shut Up and Play the Hits chronicles for posterity the revered dance band's final concert in front of a sold-o… Read more

SING YOUR SONG (Susanne Rostock, 2011)
"To call [this] an epic might seem overblown, but it isn't just the story of man, but the story of a country and a century." - Variety ... Chosen to open the Sundance Film Festival, Sing Your Song bl… Read more

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP (Ice-T, 2012)
“Hip-hop didn't invent anything. Hip-hop reinvented everything.” - Grandmaster Caz ... Featuring classic raps, freestyle rhymes and never-before-heard a capellas from some of the all-time masters… Read more

SOUND OF BRAZIL (Mika Kaurismäki, 2001)
Take Buena Vista Social Club, pump the volume up to 11 (Spinal Tap style), and crank the colour beyond garish. This musical road movie is a 4,000km journey of discovery into the musicians, singers an… Read more

SOUVENIRS OF SERGE (Jane Birkin, 2011)
A rare glimpse into the personal life of Serge Gainsbourg by the woman who knew him best: his lover and creative collaborator, Jane Birkin. ... Few figures in the history of popular music have left m… Read more

STONE ROSES MADE OF STONE, The (Shane Meadows, 2013)
"It is a film about defying the odds, sticking it to the man and telling the cynics to shut their pie-holes!" - filmmaker Shane Meadows ... When Ian Brown sang I Wanna Be Adored, the opening song of … Read more

STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND THE MAGNETIC FIELDS (Kerthy Fix, Gail O'Hara, 2010)
“The more time I spent with the music, the more I got to thinking this is really one of America's great songwriters at work.” - Peter Gabriel ... Best known as the frontman to the Magnetic Fields… Read more

SUNNYBOY, The (Kaye Harrison, 2013)
Following the Sunnyboys' enigmatic frontman Jeremy Oxley from the band's origins, breakthrough success and his subsequent 30-year battle with schizophrenia, The Sunnyboy is one man's inspired story o… Read more

SWEET LADY WITH THE NASTY VOICE, THE (Vincent Kralyevich, Joanne Fish, 2007)
“You can hear lots of rocking girl singers who owe an unconscious debt to a woman like Wanda [Jackson]. She was standing up on stage with a guitar in her hand while other gals were still asking, … Read more

TAQWACORE: THE BIRTH OF PUNK ISLAM (Omar Majeed, 2009)
'I am an Islamist! I am the Antichrist!' ... It's not often that a book can start its own musical movement, but Michael Muhammad Knight's 2003 novel The Taqwacores, about a group of Islamic punk rock… Read more

TEENAGE KICKS: THE UNDERTONES (Tom Collins, 2001)
In Teenage Kicks: The Undertones, veteran BBC radio DJ John Peel - a man who's interviewed practically every notable independent muso of the past thirty years - takes his first visit to Derry in the … Read more

THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE (Marie Losier, 2011)
"A touching portrait of two kooky, kinky lovebirds who sought to become one 'pandrogynous being'." - Variety ... There's no doubt that Genesis P-Orridge - outlandish performance artist, industrial-ro… Read more

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (Goran Olsson, 2011)
A fascinating, musically driven nine-year journey through a period of major social upheaval in the US. ... A treasure trove of archived film reels, rescued from the vaults of Swedish television, form… Read more

The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009)
A short experimental documentary on electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her work on the Doctor Who theme. ... --- ... D/S Kara Blake P Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Kara Blake … Read more

THE FAMILY JAMS (Kevin Barker, 2009)
Three bands, a van and a harp - a rambling tour through the inception of ‘freak folk'. ... In the summer of 2004, folk-rockers Vetiver joined Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom on a ragtag tour acr… Read more

THE SWELL SEASON (Chris Dapkins, Nick August-Perna, Carlo Mirabella-Davis, 2011)
"Tenderly dismantles the romantic mythology surrounding indie smash Once." - Hollywood Reporter ... Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová shot to fame after they won the 2008 Best Song Oscar and two Gram… Read more

THIS AIN T NO MOUSE MUSIC (Chris Simon,Maureen Gosling, 2013)
Gutsy and joyous, the sound of roots music is the story of America. And Chris Strachwitz became its biographer. ... So much of the American South's music is destined to be lost: played on porches and… Read more

TROPICALIA (Marcelo Machado, 2012)
A joyous, definitive overview of an effervescent, contradictory and defiant period that changed Brazilian music forever. ... Brazil's tropicalia movement broke out in the late 1960s, with its revolut… Read more

TROUBADOURS (Morgan Neville, 2010)
A documentary love letter to the LA singer-songwriter scene of the early 70s that took the world by storm. ... As the heady days of 60s political folk started to decline, LA found itself home to the … Read more

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (Morgan Neville, 2013)
"You may not know their names, but the performances of these instantly recognizable backups singers are unforgettable." - Hollywood Reporter ... The back-up singers who made great songs greater and e… Read more

UPSETTER: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY, THE (Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough, 2008)
“I'd like you to meet a genius.” ... Some people call Lee ‘Scratch' Perry a prophet; others claim he's a madman. Seeing him in the opening scenes of this documentary - spinning in circles in hi… Read more

VILLALOBOS (Romuald Karmakar, 2004)
“The goal is to use all frequencies, the whole range… It's the only thing we can do. It's our expression.” - Ricardo Villalobos ... A legend on dance floors from Berlin to Tokyo, DJ Ricard… Read more

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS (Tom DiCillo, 2009)
“This movie is the story of the band, but it is also an insight into a moment in time that will never be repeated.” - producer Dick Wolf ... Blessed with unseen footage by the surviving members o… Read more

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