Billy SimpsonThey are one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time. Alongside Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, the Masters of Metal are an important part of the "big four". Over 100 million record sales worldwide, they are one of the most commercially successful bands of all time. With a career that spans over 33 years, the band created by James Hatfield and Lars Ulrich as renamed a genre after themselves.From the early days in a garage to the successful heights of sell out stadium tours, they redesigned the concept of heavy metal music. This is the all access story about their journey. All rise to Metallica, the Masters of Metal.
UnknownThe compelling and provocative documentary of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist. An iconic inspiration for peace during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
The BeatlesReleased in 1965, "HELP!" was the second feature film from The Beatles, who reunited with "A Hard Day’s Night" director Richard Lester for the globetrotting comedy. After Ringo becomes unwittingly attached to a mysterious gift from a fan—a sacred ruby ring that gets stuck on his finger—the band goes on the run from a cast of characters who are determined to recover it at any cost. Evading robed cult fanatics, a diabolical scientist and a hapless troupe of London police, John, Paul, George and Ringo travel between Buckingham Palace, the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas, all while delivering seven classic tracks, including “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, “Another Girl” and “I Need You”.
Kurt SchneiderThe film follows college freshman Cooper (Sam Tsui) as he attempts to win the heart of his teaching assistant, Bianca (Allison Williams - "Girls"). Cooper is so enamored with Bianca that he cannot pay attention in English class during a midterm and is set to lose his college scholarship if his performance does not improve. Enter Nate (Miles Jacoby) and Lubo (Brennan Caldwell), Cooper's two roommates, who decide he must seduce his TA once and for all to boost his grade and overcome his insecurities about women. But Cooper ends up falling for his classmate Jackie (Julie Shain) instead, a girl he originally sees as a stepping stone in his path to romance with Bianca. In an additional twist, Jackie and Bianca are competing against each other in a prestigious essay contest, and Bianca turns into the movie's villain when her plans for winning the contest go awry. Without spoiling the rest, there has to be mention of a student with man-child syndrome (a fictional disease in which a grown man
Don CheadleAll Rolling Stone reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor) wants is an exclusive interview with the jazz legend himself, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle). What he gets instead is a wild and dangerous ride-along with a recording artist living at his edge, rife with shootouts, car-chases, and a tale of lost love to the singer Frances (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Inspired by events in Miles Davis's life, Academy Award Nominee Don Cheadle boldly brings his vision, both in-front-of and behind-the-camera in Miles Ahead, his directorial debut. A wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds-barred portrait of one of twentieth-century music's creative geniuses.
Tiziano ManciniFilmed live in 2007 at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in the composer's birthplace, Pesaro, Il Turco in Italia is a madcap ensemble opera with an inspired score that boasts music of both comic genius and extraordinary beauty. Set in Naples, it spins a crazy tale around a poet who uses the romantic entanglements of the inhabitants with a Turkish prince as inspiration for the plot of his next play. Ultimately, life imitates art as all ends happily, but not before a planned abduction leads to a chaotic situation of mistaken identity.
Bernard RoseGary Oldman (The Dark Knight) stars as Ludwig van Beethoven and leads a stellar cast that includes Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) and Valeria Golino (Rain Man) in Bernard Rose’s sumptuous modern classic. It is 1827. Beethoven is dead and the whole of Vienna is in mourning. For his friend Anton Felix Schindler (Jeroen Krabbé) it is the start of a strange search. In his will Beethoven has left all his worldly goods to his ‘Immortal Beloved’ and Schindler takes it upon himself to discover this person's identity. His search takes him on a fascinating journey into the mysterious life of the legendary composer and his artistic and romantic passions. A life that is once tragic and inspirational, obsessive and romantic lived by a man beset by his own genius and its tumultuous consequences.
Alan SkogExperience the wonder of New York City Ballet’s iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-akind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet.
Andreas Morrell & Philipp StölzlBerlioz moves the action forward by disguising his hero, the celebrated goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, as a monk and having him attempt to elope with Teresa, the daughter of the papal treasurer, during the night of the carnival. In the turmoil, a man is killed. Cellini is accused of murder and can only be saved if he finishes a statue for the Pope within a few hours. In a prodigious effort, he melts all his other works to have enough metal and completes the statue – saving his life and winning the hand of Teresa.
Morgan SpurlockONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble home town beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.
Bill T. Jones & Janet WongDirector and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage at the center of a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage’s Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories interrupted by a chance musical score, Jones creates a collage of dance, music, and seventy of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ short stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde
Carol TetenThe Elegance of Baroque Social Dance is the fourth in the series of How To Dance Through Time instructional videos. It features the most influential social dances of the French Baroque Court. of the 18th century. The renown Minuet is demonstrated with step and floor pattern detail. The complicated handholds of the Allemande are carefully delineated. The intricate patterns of the Contredance are brought to life by eight dancers. This film features professional dancers who demonstrate the dances with detailed step precision and careful instructions. As with all videos in the How to Dance Through Time series, the dances are introduced with a concise, historical overview and illustrated with authentic photographs and drawings. The steps were carefully researched from period manuscripts and are recreations of historical dances. Close up and slow motion views make learning the moves simple and fun. Dance historian and choreographer Carol Téten is an engaging presence in the series, providi