2014


17 Sundance 2014 Feature Films About Music

There are tons of films at Sundance this year about music. The 17 films are:

Lambert & Stamp” –  a documentary about the early managers of The Who

Fela!

Finding Fela” a documentary about the Nigerian afrobeat legend

God Help The Girl” by Stuart Murdoch of the band Belle and Sebastian

Nick Cave

20000 Days on Earth” a documentary about Nick Cave

Low Down” a story about the daughter of a jazz musician

Rudderless” about the father who finds the demo tapes of his recently deceased son and starts a band to play his songs

Whiplash

 

 

 

Whiplash” about a jazz drummer with the always excellent J.K. Simmons

 

 

 

 

Song One” starring Anne Hathaway researching her musician brother in Brooklyn

Alive Inside

 

 

 

Alive Inside” a documentary about music therapy for Alzheimer’s patients

 

 

 

 

Living Stars” about people who dance to music in front of their mirrors in Argentina.

Frank

 

 

 

Frank” about a musician (played by Michael Fassbender) who wears a large fake head

 

 

 

 

Girl from Nagasaki” a reworking of the opera Madame Butterfly

Rae Spoon

 

 

 

My Prairie Home” about transgender musician Rae Spoon.

 

 

 

 

Hits” about a teenager obsessed with “The Voice”

Under the Electric Sky

 

Under the Electric Sky” a documentary about the Electric Daisy Carnival”

 

 

 

 

Memphis” about a talented singer in the famed city

Only Lovers Left Alive

 

 

 

Only Lovers Left Alive” the Jim Jarmusch film about an underground musician.