The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto, Richard Linklater’s Hulu Original Series Up To Speed and Hank: Five Years From the Brink are all set for release on 2/25/14 from Virgil Films.
The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto chronicles the lives of independent musicians as they build their careers in the Canadian music industry. With commentary from music legends, chart-toppers, band managers, talent agents, radio personalities and industry experts. Featuring; Page Boy (The Ruby Spirit), Committed To Rhyme, The Alter Kakers, Bif Naked, Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner (Anvil), Dave Monks and Graham Wright (Tokyo Police Club), Rik Emmett (Triumph) and Sal Costa (My Darkest Days).
The Scene releases Exclusively on iTunes on 2/25/14 and is available to Pre-order Now
Filmmaker Richard Linklater, best known for his movies Bernie, School of Rock, Waking Life, and Oscar-nominated Before Sunset, has created a new historical travel show for Hulu called Up to Speed. Each week, Up to Speed follows tour guide, historian and flaneur Timothy “Speed” Levitch (The Cruise) as he visits the monumentally ignored monuments of America’s cities, from the shoe gardens of San Francisco to the luckiest subway grate in New York City.
Up To Speed Releases Digitally on 2/25/14
For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Yet Paulson wasn’t quite the pinstriped banker he appeared to be. A devout Christian Scientist with left-leaning politics, he’d refused two previous offers to be Secretary of the Treasury before finally accepting. In Hank: Five Years From the Brink, Paulson tells the complete story of how he persuaded banks, congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in rescue packages, even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis, and the rescue packages themselves, morally reprehensible. Directed by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Some Kind of Monster), the film features Paulson and his wife of 40 years, Wendy. It’s a riveting portrait of leadership under unimaginable pressure, and a marriage under unfathomable circumstances.