Offbeat Music Films Series Pass
Offbeat Music Films
Defying dominant trends, experimenting with new forms, shaping an emergent popular culture, finding humor in the absurd: these four films capture different kinds of music stories.
Live from UB
(Lauren Knapp, United States, 2014, 85 min)
Live From UB explores the current state of rock music in Ulaanbaatar (UB), Mongolia's biggest city, through one of its most promising young bands. The film captures the spirit of Mongolian musicians and their desire to unify the music of independence with that of a long, rich tradition.
I Am A Knife With Legs
(Bennett Jones, United States, 2014, 83 min)
This musical-comedy mishmash takes Euro pop to the next level. Comedian Bennett Jones's alter ego "Bené" (think Flight of the Conchords with a smidge of Borat) himself seems more concerned with chocolate éclairs, showing off his abs without having to take his shirt off, and French ex-girlfriend "Baguette," than any attempts on his life.
Never Get Tired: The Bomb the Music Industry! Story
(Sara Crow, United States, 2015, 91 min)
Embodying the DIY ethos, New York punk band Bomb the Music Industry! managed to sustain nearly ten years of recording, touring, and building a worldwide fan base, all without a record label, album sales, or traditional commerce of any kind.
Morphine: Journey of Dreams
(Mark Shuman, United States, 2014, DCP, 91 min)
A power trio of bass, drums and saxophone, Morphine didn't fit the formula for a successful rock and roll band, yet its talent and innovation landed the band a place in the hearts of critics and college radio fans alike. Journey of Dreams tracks the band's ten-year career and reflects on Mark Sandman's life through the words of those who knew and loved him.
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