Performing Arts - 3

Baby Beauty Queens

Baby Beauty Queens

As the American phenomenon of the children's beauty pageant hits the UK, this documentary uncovers a surreal new world where nine-year-olds get fake tans and seven-year-olds wear contact lenses. With the grand final of the first ever Mini Miss UK beauty contest taking...

3.57

Before the Music Dies (B4MD)

Before the Music Dies (B4MD)

Ever since MTV arrived in our living rooms, there has been an inordinate amount of emphasis on beauty and youth and appearance - none of which enters our consciousness through our ears. Never have so few companies controlled so much of the music played on the radio and...

8.10
The Future Is Unwritten

The Future Is Unwritten

When the Clash was labeled "The Only Band That Matters," it may have been record company hype, but when I was a teenager, there was probably no band that mattered more to me. The idealism, the earnest anger, the democratic, sometimes clumsy way of...

6.00
Elvis: That's the Way It Is

Elvis: That's the Way It Is

Most of us know a little something about Elvis. He was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He was a twin however his brother, Jesse Garon, was stillborn and so he ended up being an only child who idolized his mother. He...

6.46

Mad Hot Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom is the new Spellbound, a thoroughly charming, uplifting, and inspiring documentary that celebrates youthful perseverance. In contrast to the pressure-cooker setting of the national spelling bee, though, filmmakers Marilyn Agrelo and Amy Sewell...

8.14

The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology

When the Beatles Anthology first aired worldwide in 1995, the miniseries -- paired with the simultaneous release of three double-CD sets that included the first new Beatles songs since the band's 1970 breakup -- played out as a global media event. Although the songs,...

8.11

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

When our foremost modern film director turns his sights on the great modern singer-songwriter, a definitive documentary is assured. Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home follows the early career of Bob Dylan, from his days as a fledgling folk singer to his burst of...

7.83

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese's 1978 capsule history of the Band is mixed with footage of the group's allegedly last performance (certainly their last performance as a quintet) in this particularly stylish concert film. Scorsese shoots the players and their sundry guests with the...

7.19