Our “2015 Film Spotlight” highlights the documentaries that focused on the lives of talented aritsts. These films present an inside look on the careers of these gifted artists.
I AM CHRIS FARLEY
Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever – from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on “Saturday Night Live” and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. The film showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality.
GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME
The compelling story of Glen Campbell and his brave battle with Alzheimer’s is displayed in this award winning documentary.
I AM EVEL KNIEVEL
Evel. Not a name that you forget. Not a man that you forget. Hell, he wasn’t a man, he was a daredevil. Evel was the original daredevil. He left behind a twisted wreck of a life and a story that can only be told at full speed, straight up, and with no flowery prose. We will look back, and we will look inside. With a cast that includes those who were there, those who wanted to be Evel, and those who became who they are today because of one man who paved the way for those that risk it all. Interviews include Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison and a host of family, friends and collaborators.
In 1976, Jaco’s melodic “singing” bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern music. Almost overnight, critics hailed Jaco Pastorius as“the future of modern music,”alongside popular visionaries like David Bowie, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, and Herbie Hancock. Driven only by his own desire to create the music he wanted to hear, Jaco transformed himself from a poor and unknown, scrappy Florida boy, into an international sensation — all without any formal musical training.
BELA FLECK: JOW TO WRITE A BANJO CONCERTO
Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto” follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Béla is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind, for banjo and 80 piece symphony orchestra. It begins before he has written a note, and concludes a year later, with the sold out premiere concert with the Nashville Symphony.
PARADISE IS THERE, A MEMOIR BY NATALIE MERCHANT, THE NEW TIGERLILY RECORDINGS
Twenty years ago Natalie Merchant recorded her first solo album – ‘Tigerlily’ – which sold five million copies and launched her post-10,000 Maniacs career. Her fellow musicians, friends and impassioned fans share how the songs of ‘Tigerlily’ have influenced them over the past 20 years, and speak to how the power of music itself affects us in profound, lasting, and uplifting ways.