Arguably the most provocative band of the last 20 years, RATM have since their explosive debut, been the group most associated with the American protest movement. This film dissects the work and career of RATM and looks at their place in this always fascinating lineage of artists and performers who have spoken out on behalf of, and drawn attention to, the world's marginalized, downtrodden.
Rap & Hip-Hop
After 5 years of calm, these foul-mouthed rappers returned with the release of their 6th album To The 5 Boroughs, the most eagerly anticipated new record of the year so far. It includes exclusive and previously unseen film footage and in-depth interviews with the band and those that have worked closely with the Beastie Boys during their career, including close friends, colleagues, journalists
The influential hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan is the subject of this music-filled documentary that follows the group members, including Method Man, RZA and Ghostface Killah, over a two-year period, with highlights from their "8 Diagrams" tour of 2007.
Explores Punk to Avant Garde, New Wave and Straight Outa Bristol with artists such as the Pop Group, Propellerheads, Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead. Towns like Bristol have been manufacturing original oddballs since punk. Diverse styles have been its defining feature - mixing dub, techno and drum 'n' bass, along with funk, hardcore and smooth movie soundtracks displayed here. This is cutting-edge music that has always stood on ...Read More
When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. In STYLE WARS, New York's ramshackl...Read More
Cutting-edge music, free to experiment, bred from a rich cultural mix-up and fed on an independence of spirit - that has always stood on its own terms. Sounds of the West 1 is the first part of a showcase for this music and it includes commentary by Phil Johnson. It focuses on three formats: Techno, Drum 'n' Bass, and Dub Out West and features artists such as Pete Kowalski, Way Out West; more.
Public Enemy's 20 year career has had a monumental impact on the music world. This film chronicles their legacy and history, while revealing what icons of the music world say about their profound influence. Two decades later, the most controversial Rap group of the 1980s is all grown up...and still touring. Their ability to weave serious messages of activism into completely accessible songs has revolutionized Rap and Hip-Hop music. Ar...Read More