In December 1969, legendary pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was invited to appear on a French television program to perform and answer questions in an intimate setting. Through the examination and reconstruction of (primarily) the unused footage, this new film reveals the disconnect between Monk and his interviewer’s trivialized approach.
When a pubescent celebrity stalker’s puppy love for Gary Numan-esque pop star “R” turns to disillusionment, it’s time to hide the kitchen knives. This violent ode to New Wave teenybopper angst has toe-tapping tunes and an abundance of atmosphere.
Through a wealth of archive and performance footage that brings us into Little Richard’s complicated inner world, this new film tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the originator.
This is not what you’re expecting. The U.S. State Department, the Nixon White House, the governments of Yugoslavia, Romania and Poland, along with suppressed documentary footage from 50 years ago all figure into the unlikely story of the rise and fall of Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Danny Boyle directs this adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel about a group of young Edinburgh dope fiends and psychopaths on the make — and boasts a massive soundtrack featuring music by Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, New Order and more.
A May Day essential. Three secretaries (Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin) entertain fantasies of killing their chauvinist boss (Dabney Coleman), but when one of them suspects she’s really poisoned the tyrant, the trio respond by abducting him and running the business themselves.