I've always been a huge fan of music documentaries. That's easy to say (and write) but let me quickly prove my point:
- The Rolling Stones documentary "Gimme Shelter," directed by the infamous Maysles' brothers, is probably one of my favorite films EVER and coincidently inspired me to go to film school.
- The documentary and the music of "Buena Vista Social Club" was one of the greatest influences of my childhood. Yes, my Austrian parents were obsessed with Cuban music. Whats so weird about that?
- I probably watched the doc series "The Beatles Anthology" about 10 times (all of the 6 one-hour long episodes, that is). The most valuable lesson of the experiment: insider knowledge on how to lead a rock-star life.
*Did you see what I did there? Snug in a few extra recs for you!
I know, I know, I promised you NEW movies, right?! So without further ado, here are the newest addition to my binge list:
THE 3 BEST NEW(ish) MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
"Archival footage and interviews highlight the life and career of singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, from her musical rise in the 1960s to her battle with alcohol and heroin addiction."
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2014)
"Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.