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Chopin: The Women Behind the Music

Chopin: The Women Behind the Music

Documentary about the life of the great pianist and composer Chopin and the story of the women whose voices inspired his music. It is undeniable that Chopin revolutionized the nature of music composed for the piano both technically and emotionally. What is less...

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8.20

Such Hawks Such Hounds

Such Hawks Such Hounds

Such Hawks Such Hounds explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground circa 1970-2007, focusing on the psychedelic and '70s proto-metal-derived styles that have in recent years formed a rich body of unclassifiable sounds. This is a great documentary film...

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8.67

Afghan Star

Afghan Star

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series Afghan Star and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film...

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8.60

New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music

New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music

New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music is an intimate look at the traditions associated with New Orleans' music and the preservation of those traditions through the work of local musicians and educators who mentor young talent. Museum curators who care for musical...

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8.75

Queen: Days of Our Lives

Queen: Days of Our Lives

In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger...

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7.70

Prince: The Glory Years

Prince: The Glory Years

Prince: The Glory Years is a documentary film which reviews and re-captures this golden decade and with the aid of his friends, colleagues, fellow musicians and other notable contributors, helps discover why Prince Rodgers Nelson simply stole the '80s. This documentary primarily focuses...

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7.50

The Music Instinct: Science and Song

The Music Instinct: Science and Song

The Music Instinct: Science and Song provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the...

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8.92

Crap Shoot: The Documentary

Crap Shoot: The Documentary

A research scientist and his narrator cruise the endless urban maze of Los Angeles trying to find order in the chaotic world of feature filmmaking. Their fascinating discourse on Hollywood's creative development process degenerates into a hilarious road trip as their documentary about movies...

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5.86

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and...

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9.00

From Mao to Mozart

From Mao to Mozart

Murray Lerner's Oscar-winning film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China chronicles with affection and intelligence the great violinist's 1979 visit to China. Stern had accepted the government's invitation to attend a rehearsal and give one recital but instead wound up playing a formal...

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7.50

How Music Works

How Music Works

We all respond to music - whether clicking our fingers, humming along or dancing - there's something out there for everyone. In this series Goodall looks at melody, rhythm, harmony and bass to establish how music is made and how it comes to reflect different cultures. Setting out on a journey...

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8.61

Rip!: A Remix Manifesto

Rip!: A Remix Manifesto

Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the 21st century and shatter the wall between users and producers. Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's...

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9.25
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    • Canadian CannabisCanadian CannabisVice's episodic documentary Canadian Cannabis examines the impact of a recently...
    • Shots of AweShots of AweJason Silva hosts Shots of Awe, a short documentary series produced and...
    • Stealing a NationStealing a NationHidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans...
    • Space Station TourSpace Station TourMost of the modules in the International Space Station have four sides and...
    • The Tax Free TourThe Tax Free TourWhere do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....