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The Billy Nayer Show celebrates over a decade of independence in music and film with this wide-ranging collection. From stream of consciousness musicals to animated obsessions...LEARN MORE. After winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984, Costas Ferris' evocative film sparked a rediscovery of rembetika music, a form of urban Greek expression akin to American...LEARN MORE. Isa Kremer lived life to the fullest as the premier singer of authentic Yiddish songs. The first woman to perform Yiddish songs on the concert stage, she legitimized the language as a valid...LEARN MORE.
Narrated by Andy Garcia, this documentary not only unveils the long journey of Cuban classical music composer Aurelio De La Vega, but also unmasks the various faces of nationalism, with...LEARN MORE. A heartfelt, inspiring film that could do for Argentine Tango what the Buena Vista Social Club did for the music of Cuba. This beautifully shot documentary captures the compelling story...LEARN MORE. In this light-hearted musical comedy with a message, a North African pop group called Rap Oriental uses music to triumph over the bigotry and violence in their housing project...LEARN MORE.
An award-winning look at World War II Budapest. A Jewish family hides out from Nazi occupancy with an opera singer whose beautiful voice is said to protect all from capture...LEARN MORE. Award-winning filmmaker Paul Leduc [Frida (1984)] directed this gritty musical drama about life in the ghettos of Mexico City during the 1980s. With a soundtrack of contemporary...LEARN MORE. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison was inspired by the true story of Margaret Garner in writing her novel Beloved. Garner was a slave in pre-Civil War America who escaped and...LEARN MORE.
Aleksander Ford's biographical film of the great composer, Frederic Chopin, tracing his early study of music in 1825 through his first major accomplishments in 1831...LEARN MORE. In a small community of steel workers, truck drivers, and teachers on the South Side of Chicago, a musical group called the Popovich Brothers maintained the traditional music and rich culture of..LEARN MORE. Chicago's legendary Maxwell Street was home to an open-air market that thrived for decades. It was there that the Chicago blues was born as African-American street musicians, who had...LEARN MORE.
The groundbreaking films of award-winning documentary filmmaker Johan van der Keuken stretch the boundaries of both documentary and narrative fiction. Rejecting the...LEARN MORE. Cogent, complex, and classically composed, the documentaries of Johan van der Keuken reveal his lifelong curiosity about the ever-changing world and its inhabitants. His films stretch the...LEARN MORE. Cogent, complex, and classically composed, the documentaries of Johan van der Keuken reveal his lifelong curiosity about the ever-changing world and its inhabitants. His films stretch the...LEARN MORE.
Cogent, complex, and classically composed, the documentaries of Johan van der Keuken reveal his lifelong curiosity about the ever-changing world and its inhabitants. His films stretch the...LEARN MORE.