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Brooklyn Rocksteady

Brooklyn Rocksteady delves into the Ska and Rocksteady scene found in this New York City borough. It stretches back to the early days when Moon Ska reigned king, then shares some history of Version City during its time in the city and finally takes a look at the present-day scene. King Django, Vic Ruggerio, Dave…

The Doctor

I finally got a chance to see this documentary and it was everything I’d anticipated it to be. Incredible look into the life of Julius Erving, the man known worldwide as Dr. J. Learned quite a bit about his life that I never knew and it solidified a few things that I already knew; the…

Somm

Somm takes a look into the lives of individuals who are attempting to pass the Master Sommelier Exam which is conducted by the Court of Master Sommeliers, one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The…

Big Easy Express

3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…the Big Easy Express documents a cinematic musical journey. Directed by renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy, this incredible new film captures nothing less than history in the making. Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed…

Samsara

Finally! Finally! Finally! It has arrived! Ron Fricke’s Samsara, which I have been anticipating for years, is here! All of the projects he has worked on in the past have had a significant impact on me after viewing them and this one will undoubtedly do the same. Beyond thrilled to finally have this in my…

Linotype: The Film

Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. The Linotype (pronounced “line-o-type”) completely…

Word, Sound and Power

Stunned to learn that this incredible piece of footage exists! I had no idea until I came across it by chance yesterday. Word, Sound and Power features interviews and live performances from the Soul Syndicate, arguably the greatest session band from Kingston, Jamaica. Their legacy, starting in the early 70s, contains endless reels of incredible…

All I Can / The Art of Flight

I’ve had these two skiing/snowboarding documentaries for a while, but watched them again last week. Simply stunning visuals on both! Highly recommended! —————————————————————————————— All I Can unites spectacular cinematography with creative cinematic language to fuse the passion for skiing with the potential to help the environment. In bringing the planet to life and drawing parallels…

Viva Joe Strummer

The sudden death in December 2002 of Joe Strummer, frontman of the legendary ’70s punk band The Clash, robbed the world of rock and roll music of one of its unique talents. This year marks the 60th birthday anniversary of Joe Strummer. Viva Joe Strummer features performance footage along with commentary from those closest to…

If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front

In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) – a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of…

Marley

It’s here! Been anticipating the day this would arrive! Excited to find out this evening what insight this film will add to or clear up from the enormous amount of information already available on the legendary Robert Nesta Marley. Certainly have heard plenty of great feedback that says it’s the best that’s ever been done.…

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

I’d been waiting almost a year to view this and it finally came my way. An incredibly inspiring story delivered through fantastic camera work. Definitely give it a look! —————————————————————————————– Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor…

Samsara

To my incredible delight, the trailer for Samsara was made available last week. In the days since, seeing the moving images as opposed to the still frames, has done exactly what I knew it’d do…given me goose bumps…over and over and over. Completely mesmerized! The anticipation for the full length to reach my eyes is…

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams takes a peek into the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France, a site which contains the earliest-known cave paintings in the history of humanity dating back to approximately 30,000 to 32,000 years ago. The limestone cliff face overhanging the cave collapsed and, subsequently, sealed it off for thousands of years…

Festival Express

Festival Express is a rousing record of a little-known, but monumental, moment in Rock n’ Roll history, starring such music legends as Janis Joplin, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation. What made it…

Return of the Rub-A-Dub Style

Return of the Rub-A-Dub Style takes an exclusive look into the legendary Wednesday nights, run by Echodelic Sound, at the Dub Club in Echo Park, L.A. Featured in the mix are U-Roy, Ranking Joe, Tippa Lee, Sugar Minott, Trinity, Scientist, Ranking Trevor, Sister Nancy, Shinehead, Brigadier Jerry, Tristan Palmer, Jah Faith, Nevada Joe, Welton Irie,…

Collapse

Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst? Meet…

Dance Craze

It was the July 28th, 1979 when The Specials first appeared on the U.K. singles chart. The record was “Gangsters” and it spent 12 weeks on the charts, eventually reaching #6. At the end of August that year, “The Prince” by Madness was released, it spent 11 weeks on the charts and reached #16. The…

Secondhand Sureshots

Secondhand Sureshots is a filmed experiment in creative sound recycling. Dublab directors Bryan “Morpho” Younce & Mark “Frosty” McNeill sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J Rocc and Ras G on a safari into L.A. thrift stores with orders to make new music out of five finds while the cameras filmed the whole process. The result is…