A deeply moving tribute to Texas blues man Mance Lipscomp, whom many people consider to be the greatest blues guitarist and songster of all time. This glowing portrait of the legendary musician (also life-long husband and sharecropper) is among Blank’s special masterworks. Instead of growing bitter, tough times made Lipscomb sweet. This is reportedly the favorite film of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
This incredible film is streaming exclusively through the Rose--not available for viewing anywhere else! BBC archivists unearthed a veritable treasure trove of over 2 hours of previously unreleased Ella Fitzgerald concerts recorded by the BBC. Featuring two shows from 1965, and a performance live at Ronnie Scott’s from 1974; this is the timeless Ella Fitzgerald. Performances include the classics “Take The ‘A’ Train”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Mack The Knife”, and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”.
The inspiring story of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat's in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world.
If it hadn't been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have become the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter's relationships with Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and other notable musicians gave his political career a crucial boost.
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music in American history. This juicy musical documentary features Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Wilson Pickett, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Steve Winwood and others.
This cult classic documentary captivated audiences when it was released in 2012. It follows the increasingly bizarre search for legendary musician Sixto Rodriguez, whose folk music brought him stardom halfway across the world, and who seemingly vanished without a trace...or did he? Roger Ebert says it best in his review of the film: "I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to...It exists because we need for it to."
Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Countering this was Rock Against Racism, a movement that swept across the UK and Europe and culminated in a 100,000+ person march and a legendary concert event. WHITE RIOT is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.
Billed as an intimate and expansive look into the innovative life of the iconic musician and artist Frank Zappa, this documentary was made with unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage including uncirculated and rarely seen footage. ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.