music documentaries, concert films and films about music
Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (region-1 DVD)
The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary singer, Teddy Pendergrass, the man poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life...
Amazing Grace (region-1 DVD)
A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972 over two evenings.
The Library Music Film (region-free DVD)
Some of the best music ever written and it was never made available to the public. Library Music was composed and recorded specifically as an 'off the shelf' option for...
The Last Waltz (region-B Blu-ray special edition)
Perhaps the greatest rock documentary ever made, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz captures what was advertised as legendary rock group The Band’s final farewell concert appearance. Joined on stage by more than...
I Called Him Morgan
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a New York City club. The murder...
Mavis! (region-2 DVD)
Mavis! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the 60s and...
I Am Secretly an Important Man (vinyl with DVD)
'I Am Secretly an Important Man' is a portrait of writer and poet Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated and troubled voices. His angry, surprisingly...
Jobriath A.D. (region-free DVD)
Narrated by Henry Rollins. Seventies glam rock musician Jobriath was known as “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll,” and “Hype of the Year.” The first openly gay rock...
We Are X (region-1 DVD)
From the production team behind the Oscar® winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most...
Buena Vista Social Club (Criterion region-1 2DVD set)
Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected encounter with...
Gimme Danger: The Story of The Stooges (region B blu-ray)
Directed by USA indie film kingpin Jim Jarmusch. Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the...
Eat That Question (region 1 DVD)
Mr. Frank Zappa in his own words...this is a captivating portrait of one of the era's greatest defenders of artistic freedom and a true American original. Official selection at the...
Take Me To The River (Region 1 DVD)
Take Me To The River is a glorious documentary celebrating the intergenerational, interracial and undeniable influence of Memphis, Tennessee on American culture and its music. The film brings award-winning memphis and...
Stadthalle, Vienna 1973 (All-region DVD)
Miles Davis, Novemember 3rd 1973 live in Vienna. Band members including Dave Liebman, Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, and James "Mtume" Forman. Total time: 63 mins
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead (region-free blu-ray/DVD)
From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned , the first UK punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. This...
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989 (region free DVD)
This is the best rock/music documentary to have emerged in the last 20 years. This is a documnetary about music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s...
Satiesfictions (region free DVD)
A documentary film about composer Erik Satie and his music, directed by Anne-Kathrin Peitz and Youlian Tabakov with footage and interviews with Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Henri Sauguet, Georges Auric,...
Henry Hills Selected Films (1977-2008)
Moving to New York in 1978, filmmaker Henry Hills formed a strong alliance with the Downtown improvisers and the "Language" poets, guiding his film work toward a rhythmic multilayered world...
The US Vs John Lennon
The US vs John Lennon is the compelling and provocative story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how,...
Wild Combination is director Matt Wolf's visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell.