Sound + Vision
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Sound + Vision is an homage to the people who create our music, who struggle and work to have it heard and, when they succeed, help us connect with one another. Journeys of personal and musical growth are highlighted in I Am Not a Rock Star, Broadway Idiot and Brothers Hypnotic, while in a number of these films music is a form of rebellion—intentional, as in protest songs, or unintentional, as in breaking with cultural mores for the pure love of music. In Born in Chicago and Muscle Shoals, the segregation and racism of the time is transcended, while in Gimme the Power, Viva Cuba Libra! Rap is War and Woodstock in Timbuktu: The Art of Resistance, music is a form of social and political protest. Whatever brings you to the music you love, these documentaries reveal the tenacity and dedication of the people who create it. Series programmed by Isa Cucinotta.
In This Series
Opening Night! Director Poull Brien in person for Q&A!
This intimate doc follows Charles Bradley, an unassuming and talented funk singer who has overcome a life of hardship, in the months leading up to the release of his first album at the age of 62.Read more »
Friday, July 266:30pm
North American Premiere!
Nine young women are followed for a year as they train to be the next big K-pop sensations as part of a new girl group, the Nine Muses, under the watchful eye of the powerful Star Empire Agency.Read more »
Friday, July 264:30pm
Tuesday, July 308:30pm
New York Premiere!
Director Hanly Banks in person for Q&A!
Following Callahan on his 2011 tour, Banks captures the enigmatic lo-fi singer-songwriter through live performances and revelatory moments from life on the road.Read more »
Saturday, July 273:00pm
New York Premiere!
Director Lily Keber in person for Q&A!
Lily Keber’s documentary is a vibrant portrait of “The Black Liberace” told through performance footage and interviews with Booker’s friends, supporters and fellow musicians.Read more »
Sunday, July 288:15pm
Monday, July 293:45pm
This deeply personal portrait of world-renowned pianist Martha Argerich, made by her daughter Stéphanie, reveals the struggle to balance career and family faced by the famously private talent.Read more »
Sunday, July 283:30pm
Tuesday, July 304:00pm
New York Premiere! Director John Anderson and blues musicians Marshall Chess, Barry Goldberg and Corky Siegel in person for Q&A!
In 1960s Chicago, a group of middle class white kids fell in love with the blues being performed in the crowded nightclubs by black musicians from the Mississippi Delta and would go on to make the music their own.Read more »
Friday, July 269:00pm
Q&A with director Doug Hamilton and producer Ira Pittelman!
Doug Hamilton’s behind-the-scenes look at the making of Broadway musical American Idiot is also a portrait of a musician (Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong) adapting to, and thriving at, a new art form. Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.Read more »
Monday, July 298:45pm
Director Reuben Atlas in person for Q&A!
Eight brothers make up the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and, together, they take on the music business while trying to adhere to their father’s vision of music as a path to consciousness-raising.Read more »
Saturday, July 274:45pm
Director Jason Orr in person for Q&A!
Take a trip to the FunkJazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival in Atlanta where, from the 1980s to the 2000s, a new generation of soul singers hit the stage, reinventing the form that was once at the height of mainstream music.Read more »
Wednesday, July 314:00pm
After tracing the political history of Mexico, Gimme the Power introduces us to four-time Latin Grammy winning rock band Molotov who, despite their success, have kept their identity as a contentious, left-wing, protest band.Read more »
Wednesday, July 319:15pm
Director Bobbi Jo Hart and subject Marika Bournaki in person for Q&A!
Bobby Jo Hart tracks the development of Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki from a 12-year-old gifted piano student to a 20-year-old professional, and a young woman who is as complex and strong as she is talented.Read more »
Tuesday, July 306:15pm
New York premiere!
Jim Lauderdale fought the frustrations of the music business for years before being picked up by a producer and going on to write Grammy-winning hits for some of country music’s top talents.Read more »
Saturday, July 271:00pm
Director Philip Harder in person for Q&A!
More document than documentary, Low Movie brings together the music videos and short movies Philip Harder has made with the Minnesota-based cult band Low since their inception in the mid-90s.Read more »
Monday, July 296:30pm
New York premiere! Director Jesse Acevedo in person for Q&A at July 27 screening!
Music as political protest still exists in Cuba in the form of rap duo Los Aldeanos, who challenge the government’s social and economic policies, putting themselves at real risk in the process.Read more »
Saturday, July 279:00pm
Thursday, August 014:00pm
Filmed at the three-day Festival au Desert held near Timbuktu, Mali—sinced banned under the country’s sweeping music censorship laws—Woodstock in Timbuktu comments on the power of music to unify and resist.Read more »