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Music documentaries

The Last Days of Michael Jackson

BiographyMusic Presenter 2018
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The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a documentary looking at the life of the iconic pop legend Michael Jackson.   The film takes one back to when Michael first struck international fame in the 5 piece band "The Jackson 5". If he had only appeared in this group Michael would have e[...]

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream, a biographical documentary about American Singer Beyoncé Knowles, produced and directed by Ed Burke Beyoncé Knowles and Ilan Benatar.   The film covers her entire career up-to 2013 using an immense amount of archive footage and narration[...]

The Last Days of Left Eye

BiographyMusic Presenter Lauren Lazin 2007 Unrated

The Last Days of Left Eye, a 2007 biographical documentary by American filmmaker Lauren Lazin about Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.   Lisa Lopes was one of the singers in the R&B girl-group TLC which was massively popular during the 1990's. Some of their most famous hits include &q[...]

Pearl Jam Twenty

BiographyMusic Presenter Cameron Crowe 2011 Unrated

Pearl Jam Twenty: A documentary directed by American filmmaker and author Cameron Crowe marking the 20th anniversary of the American rock band Pearl Jam. As well as capturing the band perform in 2011, the film also looks into the early days of the group to build a picture of how they became one of t[...]

Sigur Rós: Heima

Music Presenter Dean DeBlois 2007 Unrated

"Sigur Rós: Heima", a 2007 documentary by Dean DeBlois which chronicles the legendary 2006 tour of Iceland by rock band Sigur Rós.   Having toured sellout concerts around the world to hundreds of thousands of people, the band decided that they would give something[...]

It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud, a 2008 documentary by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (producer of Training Day) profiling the recording and playing styles of several prominent rock musicians.   The film predominantly features rock guitarists, Jack White (The White Stripes), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppli[...]

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

ArtMusic Presenter Dave Chappelle 2004 Unrated

Dave Chappelle's Block Party, a 2005 art and music documentary hosted by American comedian Dave Chappelle.   The plot of this documentary revolves around a massive block party that Chappelle organised in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2004 featuring a number of popular hip-hop an[...]

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

BiographyMusic Presenter Bob Dylan 1967 Unrated

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back, a historic 1967 biographical music documentary by D.A. Pennebaker which covers Bob Dylans famous 1965 tour of the United Kingdom.   Dylan is a man who does not need any introduction for he is easily one of the most recognisable musicians of all time and rev[...]

Hamilton’s America

MusicArt Presenter Alex Horwitz 2016 Unrated

Hamilton’s America provides an in-depth look into the creation of the Hamilton musical, an American musical sung and rapped-through about the life of American founding Father Alexander Hamilton.   The film reveals how Lin-Manuel Miranda adapted Hamilton's epic story into gr[...]

Living with Michael Jackson

MusicBiography Presenter Martin Bashir 2003 Unrated

Michael Jackson’s private life largely remained elusive to the public but in 2002 British journalist Martin Bashir was given exclusive access to him in order to make this documentary titled "Living with Michael Jackson".   Between May 2002 and January 2003, Martin stayed o[...]

Demi Lovato: Stay Strong

  "Demi Lovato: Stay Strong" is the preceding documentary to "Simply Complicated", within which Demi Lovato talks about her struggles with drug addiction, anorexia, self-harming and bulimia.   In 2010 she put her entire music career on hold in order to seek tre[...]

Style Wars

MusicArtSociety Presenter Tony Silver 1983 Unrated

  A 1983 documentary directed by Tony Silver which explores hip-hop culture and it's links to America.   Style Wars shows how incredibly rich this subculture was during the late 1970's in New York City. Especially because the film was actually made in that era making it on[...]

Until the Light Takes Us

Music Presenter Aaron Aites 2009
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  Until the Light Takes Us is a 2009 documentary co-directed Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell which explores the rise of black metal music in Norway during the 1990's.   Black metal is characterised by deep usually drop-tuned guitars and lyrics associated with the supern[...]

Hip-Hop Evolution

Music Presenter Paul Ackerley 2016 Unrated

  Hip-Hop Evolution is a Canadian 4 part documentary which looks at the history of Hip Hop presented by rapper Shad.   The journey begins back in the 1970's with figures like DJ Kool Herc developing the foundation of the hip-hop sounds, though the 80's where hip-hop truly[...]