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Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel

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When Nirvana burst onto the national scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to a generation that had emerged from the Reagan-Bush years angry and disenfranchised. As grunge took off, the music industry was completely transformed in a way nobody expected... especially the young musicians who went from tiny shared Seattle apartments to international superstardom, sometimes overnight. Some handled it well... and some did not. Just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several prominent musicians, capped by the suicide of Kurt Cobain, closed the books on an all too brief era. As the acclaimed drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, Patty Schemel was right in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt "different" never dreamed she would be part of a multi-platinum selling band, touring with legends, or on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. HIT SO HARD tells the story of Patty's rise to fame (and nearly fatal fall
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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids

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A powerful and uplifting documentary.
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Rock Star

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Like its title, Rock Star is rather generic, being not so much about the heavy metal scene than about rock cliches and formula.
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Yellow Submarine

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Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) helms this remake of the 1968 animated classic Yellow Submarine, which will use motion-capture technology. This version, like the original, tells of the Beatles' attempts to save the fantasy world of Pepperland from the evil music-hating Blue Meanies. The film will contain 16 Beatles songs performed by the tribute band the Fab Four. Its producers include Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey. ~ Rovi
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Step Up 4

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The Step Up franchise continues with this fourth entry from Summit Entertainment. Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, and Stephen Boss star, with Scott Speer taking on directing duties. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Step Up 3-D

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Moose (Adam Sevani) teams up with a talented street dance crew for a competition against some of the most talented hip-hop dancers around in this eye-popping installment of the popular dance film series. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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49 Up

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The latest installment in this remarkable series, 49 Up is a satisfying continuation of Michael Apted's singular sociological and cinematic experiment.
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When the Road Bends...tales of a Gypsy Caravan

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A dynamic doc following five Romani bands is a pleasure for the senses thanks to vibrant colors and eclectic music.
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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D

/movie/Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D

This inspirational 3D IMAX film approximates for audiences what it is like to set steps on the moon.
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Going My Way

/movie/Going My Way

Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald are eminently likable, and film is pleasantly sentimental, but it suffers from a surplus of sweetness.
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Tangled

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When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
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Earth Girls Are Easy

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Earth Girls Are Easy is messy, silly, and not particularly bright -- qualities it comes by honestly and deliberately.
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Lou Reed's Berlin

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Julian Schnabel expertly captures the dark melancholy of Lou Reed's misunderstood concept album in this moving concert documentary.
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Robin Hood

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One of the weaker Disney adaptations, Robin Hood is cute and colorful but lacks the majesty and excitement of the studio's earlier efforts.
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Burlesque

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Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Situated in a regal old theater that's still dazzling despite having fallen into disrepair, The Burlesque Lounge is the kind of club where legends are born. When club owner Tess (Cher) hires charismatic Ali as a cocktail waitress, the ambitious big-city newcomer goes to great lengths to make a good impression. Taken under the wing of a friendly featured dancer (Julianne Hough), Ali quickly realizes that not everyone is quite as nice when she forms a friendship with bartender/aspiring musician Jack (Cam Gigandet) and incurs the wrath of the club's cattiest showgirl (Kristen Bell). After making her leap to the stage with a little help from a sympathetic stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and the club's playfully androgynous host (Alan Cumming), Ali becomes the star attraction at The Burlesque Lounge, and the crowds start packing in. Later, a wealthy bus
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Anna Netrebko: 3 Superstars In Berlin

/movie/Anna Netrebko: 3 Superstars In Berlin

Three of the biggest names in opera come together for a once in a lifetime concert performance. Opera superstar Anna Netrebko returns to Berlin's stunning Waldbuhne, one of the world's most impressive open stages. Against this amazing backdrop, she is joined by her husband, baritone Erwin Schrott and star tenor Jonas Kaufman in a program that includes famous duets from Bernstein's West Side Story, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Puccini's Manon Lescaut, as well as popular Tango duets and arias from Mozart (Leporello's aria from Don Giovanni) and excerpts from Gounod's Faust. Accompanying the singers, Marco Armiliato conducts the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
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American Hardcore

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American Hardcore is an informative and highly entertaining look at the heyday of punk in the early 1980s.
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An American in Paris

/movie/An American in Paris

The plot may be problematic, but such concerns are rendered superfluous by Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron's star power, the Gershwins' classic songs, and Vincente Minnelli's colorful, sympathetic direction.
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Beautiful Losers

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An insightful if fawning documentary that explores a group of 90s NYC artists.
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston

/movie/The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Whether you think this mentally ill cult musician is worthy of being called a "genius," this document of his life is crafted with sincere respect and is fascinating to watch.
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

/movie/You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Two couples find their lives turned upside down by their unfulfilled longings in this ensemble comedy from director Woody Allen. Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) have been married for years. They have a grown-up daughter named Sally (Naomi Watts), who is married to a successful novelist named Roy (Josh Brolin), but finds the future of her marriage in jeopardy after falling for Greg (Antonio Banderas), the dapper owner of a prominent art gallery. Meanwhile, as Roy develops a fixation on Dia (Freida Pinto), an exotic beauty he encounters on the street, Alfie ditches Helena for Charmaine (Lucy Punch), an impressionable young call girl. Now it seems that the harder everyone tries runs away from their problems, the faster their lives seem to fall apart. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

/movie/The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

In 1975, the album Born To Run transformed Bruce Springsteen from a barnstorming New Jersey rocker with an East Coast cult following to one of rock's most promising new stars. But the success of Born To Run brought Springsteen trouble as well as fame; when money began rolling in, he discovered just how unfair his contract with his then-manager was, leading to a long and difficult legal battle to win back control of his career. And while Springsteen spun tales of street kids in love and in trouble on Born To Run, for his next album he was eager too explore more mature themes in the lives of the working class community where he grew up. Recording the album became a long and painstaking process, as Springsteen wrote literally dozens of songs and spent months in the studio, tinkering with the tunes until the feel and the performances were exactly right. The album that resulted, 1977's Darkness On The Edge Of Town, was a critically lauded step forward for Springsteen that anticipated the themes and approach of muc
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The Tempest

/movie/The Tempest

The sorceress Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.
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The Runaways

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The story of the groundbreaking '70s female rock group the Runaways is recounted in this River Road Entertainment production focusing on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett (portrayed by Twilight's Kristen Stewart) and lead vocalist/keyboardist Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) as they navigate a rocky road of touring and record label woes under the malevolent eye of abusive manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) during their teen years. Acclaimed video artist Floria Sigismondi directs from her own script, with Scout Taylor-Compton co-starring as guitarist Lita Ford. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Country Strong

/movie/Country Strong

Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all. -- (C) Columbia
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Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour

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This high-energy concert film should please Cyrus' rabid pre-teen fan base -- and may come as a pleasant surprise for parents.
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D. -- (C) Paramount
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Janie Jones

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Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap: their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but when her mom suddenly leaves for rehab, the child has no place to go but into the tour bus and on the road with the band. With no inclination toward fatherhood, Ethan continues his hard-living ways, leaving Janie to fend for herself in the dive bars and sleazy motels along the way. As Ethan's self-destructive spiral threatens to destroy his band's future, Janie uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him down the rocky road to redemption. -- (C) Tribeca Film
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Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

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This documentary examines the recording of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' classic third album Damn the Torpedos. The filmmakers sit down with Petty, his bandmates, and the album's producer and they all explain how they achieved the album's signature sound, as well as point out how their lives and careers changed after the album became a smash hit. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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StreetDance 2

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When top street dancer Ash (Falk Hentschel) is humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on - with a dance style they weren't expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to StreetDance sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.
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StreetDance 3D

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Veteran music video directors Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini make the leap to feature films with this high-energy dance drama about a street dance crew and a group of Royal ballet dancers who strive to find a common ground while sharing the same rehearsal space. Before long, the two disparate groups have forged an unlikely alliance and created an exciting new form of modern dance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Beyond the Sea

/movie/Beyond the Sea

Kevin Spacey's bio of singer Bobby Darin is either a fearless piece of showmanship or an embarrassing vanity project, according to critics.
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Beauty and the Beast

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Enchanting, sweepingly romantic, and featuring plenty of wonderful musical numbers, Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's most elegant animated offerings.
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Beauty And The Beast Sing-along Event

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The magic of "Beauty and the Beast" returns to movie theaters for a two-day cinema event on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. local time and Oct. 2 at 12 noon local time! Prior to the feature presentation, Jordin Sparks will take audiences through an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the newly restored high-definition animated classic and the making of her all-new "Beauty and the Beast" music video. Audiences will also be invited to sing along to everyone's favorite songs. Only at the cinema event can you see Belle in all of her big-screen glory plus commentary from producer Don Hahn, interviews with the cast and an inside look at how the animation was created. This true HD presentation is made possible by NCM Fathom and Disney Home Entertainment.
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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

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The kids at Camp Rock enter into a musical battle with the aspiring chart-toppers at nearby Camp Star in this lively sequel to Camp Rock starring Demi Lovato and The Jonas Brothers. Summertime is here, and for Mitchie (Lovato) that means another opportunity to make music with friends, and get reacquainted with talented young rocker Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), who's just returned from a world tour with his band Connect 3. But things get complicated when Axel Turner (Daniel Kash), a former band-mate of Camp Rock founder Brown Cesario (Daniel Fathers), opens up Camp Star in a bid to lure the most talented young artists to his side of the lake. And while the kids at Camp Star have access to all the most expensive and high-tech recording equipment, the kids at Camp Rock possess the drive to succeed no matter what challenges stand in their way. When the camp owners schedule a battle of the bands to determine which camp will stay in business, Mitchie begins preparing for the show that will launch her to stardom, and sav
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Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie

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Beginning with Woodstock '99, director Michelle Esrick has spent ten years documenting the life of Wavy Gravy. Saint Misbehavin' journeys from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one of a kind servant to humanity. The film blends Wavy's own words with magical stories from an extraordinary array of fellow travelers both cultural and counter-cultural, revealing the man behind the clown's grin and the fool's clothing. In Saint Misbehavin' Wavy is revealed more than the tie-dyed entertainer and ice-cream flavor namesake that often defines him in the popular imagination. Audiences will come to know the activist, the optimist, and the healer who reaches beyond political, economic, and cultural divisions in his commitment to social change and the alleviation of human suffering. Wavy's life is his message, serving as deeply needed inspiration that we can change the world and have fun doing it. Satirist Paul Krasner describes Wavy as "The illegitimate son of Harpo Marx and Mot
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Disney High School Musical: China

/movie/Disney High School Musical: China

A singing competition at an international Shanghai college brings new friends together as the High School Musical phenomenon comes to China. Arriving at her new school with an incredible voice but no one to share it with, a talented student befriends a boy who knows how to carry a tune. Upon learning of a vocal contest that could be their ticket to stardom, the two young songbirds storm the stage, and deliver the performance of a lifetime. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Bedways

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A film director and her two friends forge an intensely erotic connection while making a movie about love and sex in this provocative drama from Germany. Nina Bader (Miriam Mayet) is a filmmaker on a mission to capture a depiction of pure, uninhibited sex. Young, beautiful, and completely open with their sexuality, Marie (Lana Cooper) and Hans (Matthias Faust) are the perfect candidates for the project. As the production gets under way and the atmosphere on the set grows thick with lust, the barrier between reality and cinema begins to vanish, sweeping all three up in a libertine whirlwind of flesh and desire. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

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Comic book artist Joann Sfar interprets the life of '60s pop star Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino),1921-1991, beginning with his childhood years in Nazi-occupied Paris, through his early years as a painter and jazz musician (brushing shoulders with Boris Vian), to his life as a wildly popular singer-songwriter, notorious bon vivant, and lover of some of the world's most glamorous women. Gainsbourg's two-sided personality (narcissistic and self-loathing) and his over-the-top antics with Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta), Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon), and beatnik icon Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis) share the screen with a giant puppet alter-ego: a scary, libidinous bad-boy who personifies all of Gainsbourg's worst proclivities. -- (C) Music Box Films
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Nyc Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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Experience the magic and wonder that The New York Times calls "the unique, original and inimitable Nutcracker." A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. With Tschaikovsky's incomparable score, hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton Christmas tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is the definitive holiday must-see!
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Ballet in Cinema Series: The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

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A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets: it must be the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life! Starring Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae.
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Bolshoi Ballet's The Nutcracker

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Despite its reputation as the bonbon of the ballet world, The Nutcracker is far from a sugary cliche. The plot is as crazy as it is convincing. The surreal action takes place in an increasingly fantastical world, leaving the cozy domesticity of Clara's parent' house far behind. As soon as the audience adapts to one new world, another follows swiftly on as transformation follows transformation. The magician Drosselmeyer sets out to find a young girl who can break the curse imposed by the Mouse King on his nephew Hans-Peter, and restore him to human form. Mice and toys stage a pitched battle. Drosselmeyer sends Clara and Hans-Peter to the Land of the Snow and then to the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince.
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The Nutcracker (Mariinsky Theatre)

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The premiere The Nutcracker took place at the Mariinsky Theater of Russia in 1892. Now in the 21st century, Mikhail Shemiakin, Russian emigre and world-renowned avant-garde artist and sculptor has reinterpreted the historical ballet. Known as "the sophisticated and witty Nutcracker," Mikhail Shemiakin's version is an unconventional production that turns tradition on its head.
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Heavy Metal in Baghdad

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Despite being a Gonzo-esque rockumentary following the fortunes of Iraq's one and only heavy metal band, Acrassicauda, Heavy Metal is actually a moving and impassioned account of the middle-east crisis.
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Rock of Ages

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Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. -- (C) Warner Bros
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining. Tim Burton masterfully stages the musical in a way that will make you think he has done this many times before.
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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

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Adapted from the multi-talented playwright/filmmaker's hit stage play of the same name, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family finds the cantankerous family matriarch using her unique brand of tough love to help her family weather some particularly rough waters. Madea's niece Shirley has received a frightening medical diagnosis, and she's having a hard time figuring out how to break the news to the rest of the family. Unfortunately she's not the only one in the midst of a crisis, either: Kimberly is suffering from anger issues that are threatening to destroy her marriage; Tammy's marital problems are being compounded by her disobedient children; and Byron is struggling to stay out of the drug trade after spending two years behind bars. Later, as a skeleton in the family closet pops into the picture, Madea and Aunt Bam show that love and laugher can help to overcome even the biggest obstacles. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

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Explore the origins of everyone's favorite hideously charred boogeyman, discover the secrets of the horror franchise that keeps coming back, and find out just what an impact Wes Craven's creation has had on the world of pop culture in this documentary narrated by original Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langencamp. In-depth interviews with the actors and filmmakers who helped make Freddy Krueger a true icon of fright reveal delicious details about the series that's been giving horror fans goose-bumps since 1984, and newly unearthed materials offer a better look than ever at the Elm Street legacy. Highlights include interviews with Wes Craven, John Saxon, and Robert Englund, as well as behind-the-scenes footage, special effects footage, and deleted scenes. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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West Side Story

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Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.
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Sound of Noise

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The first musical cop movie!
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My Kid Could Paint That

/movie/My Kid Could Paint That

Director Amir Bar-Lev grapples with exposing the authenticity of four-year-old Marla's paintings at the sake of burdening her publicly shamed family to transfixing results.
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Punching the Clown

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A modern-day troubadour learns the whimsical rules of the record industry after moving out to Los Angeles and becoming the subject of a vicious rumor. Henry Phillips travels through the heartland singing his satirical folk songs to anyone willing to give him the time of day. In the wake of a booking mishap involving a Christian fundraiser, however, Henry decides that it's high time he moves to a place where people can appreciate his twisted sense of humor. A few days later, Henry is crashing his brother's couch in L.A. But while his brother can't get an acting gig to save his life, Henry finds success almost overnight. A few solid shows later, and Henry gets a record deal, some radio airplay, and a positive write-up in a local paper. Not only that, but the pretty barista Henry's been admiring from afar finally seems to notice that he actually exists. Unfortunately, L.A. can be a fickle town, and when Henry becomes the unwitting subject of a nasty rumor, the success he's worked so hard to achieve suddenly begi
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2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

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The infamous Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Driftwood) returns to the writing-directing helm with 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS. This time around the Southern residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic Guts N' Glory Jamboree on the road to Iowa where they encounter spoiled Northern heiresses Rome and Tina Sheraton and the cast and crew of their 'Road Rascals' reality show. Performing 'The Bloodiest Show on Earth,' our Southern Maniacs prove to be more than ratings killers in what director John Landis calls "one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original."
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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

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Genesis P-Orridge is a infamous figure in the international music and art community; he earned both acclaim and controversy with his work as part of the British art collective COUM Transmissions in the mid-70s, was a founding member of the experimental rock band Throbbing Gristle, and was a pioneering figure in industrial and electronic music with his later ensemble Psychic TV. But P-Orridge himself became one of his own most notable art projects when, after relocating to the United States, he met Jacqueline Breyer in 1993. P-Orridge and Breyer feel deeply in love, and became constant companions and collaborators, so much so that he became fascinated with the notion of fusing their identities. The two began extensive rounds of plastic surgery so they would look nearly identical, with P-Orridge getting breast implants so his figure would more closely resemble hers. Filmmaker Marie Losier explores Genesis P-Orridge's life and career and his relationship with Breyer in the documentary The Ballad of Genesis and L
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Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire Live

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Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. Conrad's right-hand-man, who is jealous of Conrad, sends Medora back to the slave dealer who again sells her to Pasha. Conrad and his men show up to take Medora away again but he is recognized through his disguise, captured, and sentenced to death. To save his life, Medora, who is in love with Conrad, plots with a slave girl, Gulnare, to escape. Medora agrees to marry Pasha but during the ceremony Gulnare takes Medora's place, having the ring placed on her finger. That evening Medora dances for Pasha, having convinced him to lay down his weapons, and Conrad enters to take her away. Gulnare produces the ring and declares herself Pasha's lawful wife. The ship on which Medora and Conrad escape sinks in a terrible storm but the two lovers are saved when they wash up on a rocky island.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda Live

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Act I: Raymonda, who is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, is celebrating her birthday. Jean, who is expected to arrive the next day, has send some presents in advance. One of these presents is an embroidered portrait of himself. First, however, Abderahman arrives and tries to court Raymonda. Raymonda then dreams that Jean comes down from his portrait to dance with her, however, when she wakes up she finds that Abderahman is there again to "renew his amorous proposals." Act II: The festivities continue, and Abderahman asks Raymonda to dance. Then, he and his accomplices attempt to abduct her. However, at that moment Jean arrives with his brother, the King of Hungary. There is a duel and Abderahman is killed. Act III: There is a feast at the castle to celebrate the marriage of the two lovers, and much dancing.
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Prey for Rock & Roll

/movie/Prey for Rock & Roll

Gershon is a fierce rocker, but the plot is a cliche-filled melodrama.
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Anjaana Anjaani

/movie/Anjaana Anjaani

This is the story of two strangers on an odyssey of discovery -- down a path that is ridden with the exquisite pain and joy of falling in love, only they don't realize it. A series of hilarious misadventures trace their bi coastal road journey as they go about fulfilling their last wishes. But then life interrupts, as is its habit; and painful choices must be made. The duo part with the understanding that their days together were a brief interlude of insanity that had to succumb to real life. They part as they met - as strangers.
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Powder

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A dark comedy about an emerging band's experiences in the UK music scene.
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Soulboy

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The intriguing genesis, impassioned adherents and unique fashions and dance moves of the Northern Soul scene make it one of the most fascinating of British youth culture movements -- not to mention the music it celebrates, which is quite simply some of the greatest ever made. Shimmy Marcus' dynamic and satisfying coming-of-age film is set right at the pulsing heart of the craze, and features a great UK cast.
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I Kissed a Vampire

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Haunted by bizarre dreams about Goth rocker Trey Sylvania (Drew Seeley), and experiencing a growing lust for blood, Dylan (Lucas Grabeel), a not-so-average teenager finds himself transforming into a vampire! It all started when he was bitten by a voracious fanged exchange student, and it's a process he is desperate to stop - but how? His demented dentist can't do anything about Dylan's aching teeth and emerging fangs, and the anti-bloodsucking pills he gets from his para-psychologist just give him a rash. Dylan is terrified and he doesn't know what to do - especially about his beautiful girlfriend Sara (Adrian Slade). -- (C) Official SIte
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Standing Ovation

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Five junior high school friends form a singing group called "The 5 Ovations" to compete in a national music video contest for a cash prize of one million dollars. With limited funds and resources, these street smart kids use their wits, courage and passion to create spectacular song and dance numbers that compete with their arch rivals "The Wiggies," five rich, talented and unscrupulous sisters who along with their parents, will stop at nothing to win the competition.
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Cosi (First Night)

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Fusing the stately grandeur of Gosford Park with the magical music of Amadeus, First Night is a unique story of love's fluctuating fortunes set against a backdrop of visual and vocal beauty. As the cast, the drama, and the music carefully walk a tightrope between humour and pathos a timeless romantic comedy unfolds. Adam (Richard E. Grant) is a rich industrialist and frustrated opera singer aspiring to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he's just a City suit living a capitalist dream he decides to stage an opera in his lavish country retreat. He feels sure the shallow taunting will end once his friends see him in full voice. In fact his singing might even help him win the hand of Celia (Sarah Brightman) the female conductor he's been pursuing, especially since she is the first to be recruited for his showpiece. For the rest of the cast and the production Adam brings in the experts and enlists the aid of a troupe of sexy young singer with enough collective sexual tension to light up the st
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La Boheme From Gran Teatre Del Liceu (Live)

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From the mid-19th century onwards - against the background of industrialization, the supremacy of bourgeois values, and an intellectual climate dominated by secular materialistic and scientific positivism - art became realistic, seeking to show things as they really were - almost photographically -, rather than making them more amiable or more beautiful. An opera such as La Boheme, which talks of the fragile nature of happiness in a world of poverty, cold and disease, is an obvious example of this trend. In La Boheme, however, the aesthetic of Verism - the Italian equivalent of the French Naturalism of Emile Zola - becomes more sentimental an everyday lives amid dreams and disappointments, waiting for the event that is to win them renown, but poverty and misfortune deprive the leading characters - Mimi and Rodolfo - of the joy of mutual love. The text and music relate all this with a pleasant melodramatic tenderness with which it is easy to identify.
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Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)

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The good cast and rollicking soundtrack eventually drown when this comic homage to pirate radio loses its quippy steam.
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The Princess and the Frog

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The warmth of traditional Disney animation makes this occasionally lightweight fairy-tale update a lively and captivating confection for the holidays.
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The Prince of Egypt

/movie/The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt's stunning visuals and first-rate voice cast more than compensate for the fact that it's better crafted than it is emotionally involving.
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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

/movie/Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, a story about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one. At the heart of the film's story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past. -- (C) Official Site
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Rising Stars

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Three musical acts compete for the attention of the entire nation, making the sacrifices required to achieve success and experiencing the high cost of fame in a celebrity-obsessed culture. The harder they work to beat the competition, the higher the stakes become as their personal struggles play out before a national audience. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - A Film About Wilco

/movie/I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - A Film About Wilco

Besides being a treat for Wilco fans, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart also exposes the workings of a profit-driven music industry.
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Don't Quit Your Daydream

/movie/Don't Quit Your Daydream

This is the story of two life-long musicians who road trip through the heart of America recording their third album. Along the way they collaborate with strangers who force them to reconsider what it means to live a life dedicated to the art of music.
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Passione

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Little wonder that Passione, John Turturro's wild, colorful, sexy ode to the music and people of Naples, was "rapturously received" (Variety) and interrupted by "spontaneous outbreaks of applause" (Sight + Sound Magazine) in Italy, where it played for more than four months (its soundtrack on the charts for five). A brilliant actor in film, theater, and television, Turturro is also the director of three features (including the hilarious, irreverent Romance & Cigarettes which premiered at Film Forum) and a man whose talents are fueled by an unquenchable zest for life. He describes Passione as "a musical adventure that comes directly out of the people and the volcanic land they inhabit. Conjuring ancient stories and myths that still live -- of love, sex, jealousy, and social protest -- each song is a small screenplay, an emotional postcard. I tried to see if I could understand in a small way, a little bit of the soul of the city, while at the same time killing cliches about it. There are places you go and once i
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Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)

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Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, giving birth to Brian, a reluctant revolutionary of the People's Front of Judea who falls in love with Judith, gets mistaken for a Messiah and is arrested by the Romans and sentenced to be crucified. It ranges in reference from Handel, through a naughty Mozart duet, to the Festival of Nine Carols, Bob Dylan, and the classic finale "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
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Basilicata Coast To Coast

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A music group and a journalist cross the region of Basilicata by foot to attend a music festival.
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Score: A Hockey Musical

/movie/Score: A Hockey Musical

A homeschooled hockey prodigy takes his shot at the big time in this sports musical featuring songs by Olivia Newton-John with Marc Jordan, Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, and Amy Sky. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Kings of the Underground: The Dramatic Journey of UGK

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Image Entertainment is proud to release Kings of the Underground: The Dramatic Journey of UGK DVD on August 10th, 2010. The film chronicles Grammy nominated hip-hop duo, Pimp C and Bun B's of UGK's influence on hip-hop and their quest to remain relevant in a volatile industry. The Dramatic Journey of UGK documents Pimp C and Bun B's humble beginnings all the way through their personal struggles while keeping their childhood promise to always remain "UGK For Life". Joining director Thomas Gibson in this creation is Baby, Big Boi, Bun B, Lil Wayne, Pimp C, Rick Ross, Slim Thug, T.I., Three 6 Mafia with featured interviews by Lil' Wayne, Baby, T.I., Rick Ross, Three 6 Mafia, Big Boi, Slim Thug. --© Image Entertainment
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Lou Harrison: A World of Music

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Lou Harrison: A World of Music paints an intimate portrait of an extraordinary American composer who followed his own dreams with unbridled style. Trading a fast-paced New York career for a remote cabin in the woods to recover from a breakdown, Lou Harrison (1917-2003) confronted his demons by writing beautiful music. Bucking the dissonant sound of the times he embraced "delight over duty," freely combining Western, Eastern and custom-made instruments built by his partner, William Colvig. Harrison's artistic curiosity and courage produced one of the great trans-cultural visions and musical legacies of the 20th century. This documentary is the culmination of two decades of documentation and research resulting in 300+ hours of performances, rehearsals, and interviews that were made with Lou Harrison, his life partner William Colvig, and Harrison's contemporaries and associates. -- (C) Official Site
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It Might Get Loud

/movie/It Might Get Loud

An affectionate tribute to rock's most distinctive instrument, It Might Get Loud is insightful and musically satisfying.
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Toi, Moi, les Autres

/movie/Toi, Moi, les Autres

A musical centered on the romance between a wealthy slacker and an Arab law student.
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Chemical Brothers: Don't Think

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For nearly two decades, the Chemical Brothers "mind-bending" audiovisual live show has played to packed houses and festivals across the globe, but it has never been captured on film until now. NCM Fathom, Omniverse and EMI Music come together to present "The Chemical Brothers Don't Think." Originally captured in 2011, at the iconic Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, this event captures the synesthetic barrage of sound, film and light and the transforming effect it has on its audience. Fans will also be able to gain access to never-before-seen behind the scenes footage and an exclusive interview with Adam Smith, the concert's director and visual creator of live shows.
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Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

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Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience should please the brothers' adoring followers, but for non-converts, this concert film is largely flat and unenlightening.
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Funny Girl

/movie/Funny Girl

Barbara Streisand elevates this otherwise rote melodramatic musical with her ultra-memorable star turn as Fanny Brice.
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Angel Camouflaged

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This rock and roll drama stars, James Brolin, Carlos Bernard, Tessie Santiago, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kurtis Blow, Patty Smyth and the rock and roll sensation from South Africa that lit up the screen on Rockstar Supernova, Dilana. When rock star sensation, Scottie B., falls prey to the demons of fame, she escapes the music scene only to find herself face to face with her destiny once again and even greater challenges when she inherits a little bar that was once owned by a woman with the same spirit and voice of an angel. This exciting rock and roll adventure shot was in the desert of California and the low country of South Carolina. Angel Camouflaged is the journey of SCOTTIE, a rock and roll singer whose struggle with substance abuse causes her music career to implode. Scottie bails on her manager/brother, MORGAN, to hide out in the Mojave Desert. Her peaceful new life is disturbed when Morgan calls and tells her that they inherited a bar in far-off South Carolina. Scottie is hesitant to take Morgan up on
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Microphone

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Khaled returns from the USA to his mother's funeral in his hometown of Alexandria, Egypt. He decides to make a fresh new start, even if it means mending things with his first love, a relationship which proved to be a horrific failure. Khaled clashes strongly with a changing, more conservative Alexandria...but he also discovers fresh youth, struggling for their underground music bands, art, and ideas. In the midst of this turmoil, will Khaled find stable ground? A question for the youth and the city to answer.
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Isi Life Mein (Is This Life)

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A small town conservative girl experiences changes after moving to a big city.
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Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

/movie/Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

The powerful singing in Amandla makes for an uplifting, compelling documentary.
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No Room for Rockstars

/movie/No Room for Rockstars

With more than 300 hours of film shot during the 2010 tour, No Room For Rock Stars documents the true stories of modern era rock and roll from every possible angle. From the kids in the van playing parking lots to gain notice, to the veteran stage manager whose life was saved by the tour, to the musician who crosses over to mainstream success while on the road, No Room For Rock Stars is Cinema Verite story-telling at its finest. A historical retrospective or concert film this is not. -- (C) Official Site
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Rock School

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Boasting an entertaining and eccentric cast of characters, Rock School lives up to its name.
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Virsa

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Virsa is the story of Nawaz Ali and Ranvir Singh Grewal and their families. About 20 years ago, both of them migrated to Sydney, Australia, where they met and became the best of friends. Ranvir opened an Indian restaurant, which became a runaway success. Nawaz Ali opened a shop opposite Ranvir's restaurant. It did well, but he was not as successful as Ranvir. Nawaz Ali was very grounded in his culture and values and this helped him to remain level-headed. Ranvir got carried away by his success. He became very conscious of his money, status and reputation. The difference in outlook and behaviour drive the two friends. However, Nawaz still cares for his friend and tries to keep their friendship alive.
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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

/movie/Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Silverman's brand of humor is dirty, offensive, and, judging from this film, very, very funny.
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The Soloist

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Though it features strong performances by its lead players, a lack of narrative focus prevents The Soloist from hitting its mark.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch may very well be the next Rocky Horror midnight movie. It not only knows how to rock, but Hedwig's story has an emotional poignancy.
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Butterfly Crush

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Butterfly Crush is a modern love story, starring award winning Australian actress Amelia Shankley, and set against the backdrop of the Sydney music industry. The song and dance duo, Butterfly Crush are about to break big, and are up for the Australasian Song Awards, but their chance at success is jeopardized when half of the duo; Eva, gets involved with a Kings Cross cult, the "Dreamguides", deep into astrology and virtual dreaming. Moana must risk everything to save her, in this brand new contemporary feature about music and love.
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Lost Journey

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Arriving in Toronto from Iran, 19 year old Pedram Abasi embarks on a journey shared by millions of people every year, adapting to a new language and culture. While making great progress to the delight of his aunt and uncle who have taken him in, Pedram's life drastically changes course when he meets Nima and Chirssy who introduce him to a world of all night raves, promiscuous sex, and taking Ecstasy till sunrise. Before long, Pedram's family begins to resent his irresponsible ways and regret ever taking him in. With his education in peril and his life on a downward spiral, Pedram must now regain control before all hope is lost.
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Eva Y Lola (Eva and Lola)

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Eva and Lola are close friends. While Eva tries to cope with her past creating a fantasy life, Lola does not want to handle with the truth of her real identity. Two friends with different views of the same story.
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La Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Mahler

/movie/La Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Mahler

Gustavo Dudamel leads two of the world's great orchestras - the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - combined with multiple choirs and soloists in Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" (No. 8), the apotheosis of the Romantic symphony. This live performance will indeed put over 1000 musicians on the stage in Caracas, Venezuela, giving North American audiences a chance to witness Dudamel making transcendent music on his home turf. Enhanced behind-the-scenes content will include footage of El Sistema, the celebrated Venezuelan music education program that nurtured Dudamel.
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National Theatre Live: The Comedy Of Errors Encore

/movie/National Theatre Live: The Comedy Of Errors Encore

I in earth, in heaven, or in hell? Sleeping or waking? Mad or well advised? Known unto these, and to myself disguised! Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. A buzzing metropolis, to the outsiders it appears a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound. Do you know me, sir? Am I Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself? Consistently recognized by strangers, the visitors question their very selves as the turmoil escalates. Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant, is sentenced to death at sunset. Shakespeare's furiously paced comedy will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited fore
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National Theatre Live: She Stoops To Conquer Encore

/movie/National Theatre Live: She Stoops To Conquer Encore

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, a comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in London in 1773. A young lady poses as a servant girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits and hilarious plot turns ensue.
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The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live

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NCM Fathom and Sony Classical are excited to bring The Goat Rodeo Sessions LIVE featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile to movie theaters nationwide. This exclusive concert event will be broadcast LIVE from the House of Blues (R) Boston and brings together four string virtuosos: world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, legendary Bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan, acclaimed bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolin wizard Chris Thile. While each artist is a prominent figure in his own music sphere, they have come together as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project. The music feels both new and familiar - it's composed and improvised, uptown and down home, funky and pastoral and above all, uniquely American.
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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

/movie/Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

Infused with cultural and political concerns, this film weaves together a rich tapestry of musical styles that celebrate the diversity that makes up contemporary Turkish life.
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