Music Spotlight

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Directed by Matthew Rice

This ambitious documentary by St. Louis-based filmmaker Matthew Rice analyzes how an ex-slave became one…

Directed by Bryan Dematteis

The Black Artists’ Group of St. Louis (BAG) formed in the late 1960s as an arts collective devoted to  …

An anthology of films about the lives of musicians.

This double bill of near-feature-length shorts explores the lives of two icons of music and movies who…

Directed by Itay Tal

In Itay Tal’s “God of the Piano,” Anat (Naama Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best…

Directed by Mauricio Leiva Cock

Using some of Iron Maiden’s most famous tracks, including “Aces High” and “The Trooper,” first-time…

Directed by Oren Jacoby

In “On Broadway,” directed by Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby (for the short “Sister Rose’s Passion”),…

Directed by Alex Bayer, Jonathan Mann & Mary Anne Rothberg

In “The Oratorio,” filmmaker Martin Scorsese helps tell the story of an 1826 performance that forever…

Directed by Anne Flatté & Marlon Johnson

For nearly three decades, Edward “Nardie” White has led an after-school community drum corps (River City…

Directed by Yoruba Richen

As the country was embroiled in a divisive election and racial tensions flared, civil-rights activist and…

Directed by Gabriel Range

In 1971, a 24-year-old David Bowie (Johnny Flynn) embarks on his first road trip to America with…

Directed by Hique Montanari

“Yonlu” incorporates animation, music, and video clips to tell the story of an extraordinarily creative…

Directed by Alex Winter

Far from a typical music doc, “Zappa” is a multifaceted narrative that brings a complex artist to vibrant…