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Performance, documentary and contemporary musicals in popular and classical forms. NB: For classic Musicals, see "Classics", and for music-themed feature films, look for "music" under "Comedy" or "Drama".

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Six60: Till The Lights Go OutSix60: Till The Lights Go Out (2020)
Dir. Julia Parnell
Documentary tracking the extraordinary local success of Kiwi band Six60, who started off as students living in 660 Castle Street in Dunedin, and went on to be the first NZ band to headline (and sell out) Western Springs Stadium. Their rags-to-riches story is told chronologically across 14 years of fierce…
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My VoiceLinda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)
Dir. Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Superb rock-doc celebrating the humble yet prodigiously talented singer and trail-blazing female rock star, Linda Ronstadt, who - now afflicted with Parkinson's disease - reflects on her charmed and diverse career from the 1960s folk rock music scene to 1970s arena-filler, and subsequent successful forays…
David Byrne's American UtopiaDavid Byrne's American Utopia (2020)
Dir. Spike Lee
A Spike Lee directed document of former Talking Heads front man David Byrne's exuberant 2019 Broadway show, based loosely on his album American Utopia. Hugely energetic and thought-provoking, this timely concert musical brilliantly captures Byrne's trademark rhythms and lyrical themes, placing them in the…
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The BandOnce Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019)
Dir. Daniel Roher
Long overdue documentary telling the moving story of Robbie Robertson and the creation of history-making roots rock group The Band. Features rare archival footage and bursting with interviews from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Scorsese, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal and Van Morrison.
PJ Harvey: A Dog Called MoneyPJ Harvey: A Dog Called Money (2019)
Dir. Seamus Murphy
Beautifully impressionistic documentary set around the making of PJ Harvey's 2016 album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, shining light on an extraordinary creative process that involves tours to Afghanistan, Kosovo and a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Washington, DC. Directed by Irish war reporter Seamus…
Suzi QSuzi Q (2019)
Dir. Liam Firmager
The story of trailblazing American rock singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro, who helped redefine the role of women in rock 'n' roll when she broke out in the UK glam scene of 1973. Includes interviews with other queens of rock: Cherie Currie, KT Tunstall, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth and Alice Cooper(!).
Old Grey Whistle Test, The (TV Series)Old Grey Whistle Test, The (TV Series) (2001)
Rare archive performances celebrating the 30th anniversary of the UK's premier rock showcase which aired from 1971 til 1987. Volume 1: Alice Cooper (Under My Wheels), Elton John (Tiny Dancer), Curtis Mayfield (We Gotta Have Peace), Randy Newman (Political Science), Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge (Help…