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Jackson Browne: Going Home
rating:3.4

Jackson Browne: Going Home

1995Runtime:0 minutes
This chronicle of Jackson Browne's remarkable career contains interviews, performances and rare footage spanning 25 years featuring Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Eagles, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes and many more.

Directed by:

  • Janice Engel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
    rating:3.4

    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Trace the fascinating lives of New Zealand's provocative music and comedy duo Jools and Linda Topp through this enjoyable documentary, which details the lesbian twins' rural upbringing, political activism and immense popularity at home and abroad. Featuring hilarious interviews with several of the sisters' most outrageous alter egos, this joyous celebration also includes brilliant insights into New Zealand's history.

    Directed by:

  • Leanne Pooley
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note
    rating:3.4

    Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Via archival footage and interviews, this in-depth biography of an American composer, conductor and musical force offers a look at the life and art of Leonard Bernstein, who elevated musical theater with his creativity, vigor and directness.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Lacy
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For
    rating:3.4

    Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    The career of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most distinctive voices of the 20th century, is spotlighted in this comprehensive documentary featuring the most complete concert footage of Fitzgerald ever assembled, including shows from Denmark, France, Germany and the United States. Also included are rare interviews with her family and colleagues, vintage photos from Decca and Verve and television clips of the stunning and beautiful songbird.

    Directed by:

  • Charlotte Zwerin
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mamma Mia!
    rating:3.4

    Mamma Mia!

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads.

    Directed by:

  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Flute Player
    rating:3.4

    The Flute Player

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975, 9-year-old Arn Chorn-Pond was thrust into the darkness of Cambodia's Killing Fields. For four years, Arn's musical talent kept him from perishing in a genocide that took the lives of 2 million Cambodians. Now, after living in the United States for 20 years, Arn faces the dark shadows of his war-torn past as he fights to save Cambodia's once-outlawed traditional music from extinction.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Glatzer
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Barbra Streisand: Timeless: Live in Concert
    rating:3.3

    Barbra Streisand: Timeless: Live in Concert

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Few performers have reached the mythical status of Barbra Streisand. In recordings, she is, as expected, impressive and impeccable. But live onstage, she's also ferociously mighty and larger than life, exhibiting her unmatched talents. Catch her in action in this concert filmed at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel on New Year's Eve 1999 as she performs such timeless hits as "The Way We Were," "Alfie," "On a Clear Day" and "Somewhere."

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Wheedle's Groove
    rating:3.3

    Wheedle's Groove

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Seattle's vigorous soul music scene of the early 1970s is showcased in this beat-rich documentary, featuring interviews and archival performances. Musicians who make an appearance include Quincy Jones, Kenny G and Mark Arm.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Maas
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Bride and Prejudice
    rating:3.3

    Bride and Prejudice

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson and Anupam Kher star in this joyous musical about the Bakhsi family, who's celebrating the arrival of a British-born man, Mr. Balraj, who may be perfect husband material for one the Bakhsis' four unmarried daughters. Maya, Lucky, Jaya and, most especially, their eldest, Lalita (Rai) are his for the taking. But Lalita refuses to marry someone handpicked for her, choosing to believe in true love instead.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
    rating:3.3

    Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Visually gripping and filled with corruption, murder and heartbreak, this film rendition of Stravinsky's opera-oratorio stars English tenor Philip Langridge in the title role, with Jessye Norman as the commanding Jocasta and Bryn Terfel as Creon. Produced, directed and designed by Julie Taymor, the production also features accompaniment by the Saito Kinen Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Seiji Ozawa.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Taymor
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Runaways
    rating:3.3

    The Runaways

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Dakota Fanning stars in The Runaways, about a group of extraordinary young women as they rise from rebellious So. California kids to rock stars of the now legendary band that paved the way for future generations of girl musicians.

    Directed by:

  • Floria Sigismondi
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    All We Are Saying
    rating:3.3

    All We Are Saying

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Actress and filmmaker Rosanna Arquette takes a deep look into the art and business of contemporary music in this illuminating documentary featuring conversations with dozens of iconic artists who discuss their inspirations, balancing life and art, and the state of the music industry today. Musicians include Chrissie Hynde, Peter Gabriel, David Crosby, Iggy Pop, Yoko Ono, Annie Lennox, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson and more.

    Directed by:

  • Rosanna Arquette
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Janet Jackson: Velvet Rope Tour
    rating:3.3

    Janet Jackson: Velvet Rope Tour

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Janet Jackson's sexy two-hour concert at Madison Square Garden combines light, movement and pure energy for a visually stunning performance. The pop diva's style is both soulful and funky, ranging from sweet melodies to hard-edged dance rhythms. Songs include "If," "What About," "Rhythm Nation," "That's the Way Love Goes," "Again" and an "Escapade" medley with "Miss You Much" and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)."

    Directed by:

  • Janet Jackson
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Grace of My Heart
    rating:3.3

    Grace of My Heart

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    The daughter of a Philadelphia steel tycoon, Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas) wants nothing more than to be a singer. She's thrilled when she wins a contract at a talent show and moves to New York City to record an album. But Edna soon finds her career -- and her relationships -- hitting one dead end after another. Matt Dillon and Eric Stoltz co-star in this poignant and intimate portrayal of the 1960s music scene.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains
    rating:3.3

    Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    This delicious musical adventure invites you on a journey with Lisa and her friends, the Snoodle Doodles, as they travel deep into a magical land that's out of this world! As you pass by forests of towering lollipops, streams of cool lemonade and mountains of yummy ice cream, you'll listen to more than 20 fun-filled songs that stress the importance of eating healthy food -- and the joy of having friends to share it with.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Sloan
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Pucker Up
    rating:3.3

    Pucker Up

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    From a New Jersey poultry guy to a nerdy corporate exec, the folks profiled here have one thing in common: They're serious about whistling. Kate Davis and David Heilbroner traveled to Louisburg, N.C. -- site of the International Whistling Competition -- to make this joyful movie about the no-nonsense business of competitive whistling. Presenting a year in the lives of several competitors, the film culminates with the event's nail-biting finale.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Davis
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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